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Longford and Westmeath Education and Training board hit by €96k fraud

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Longford and Westmeath Education and Training board hit by €96k fraud: It said LWETB management were told of a suspected fraud during 2016 “in relation to a third party providing training to students”. After an investigation, the loss incurred was estimated at €96,527. But in a report on internal controls signed in early December, board chairman Frankie Keena said this was …: Google Alert – Fraud

Tax Fraud Blotter: Crime ribs: Gone Postal; five down in fraud; “saves me a lot of taxes;” and other highlights of recent tax cases. Houston: Preparer Yomi Michael John has been sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of a false U.S. individual tax return.: Google Alert – Fraud

Knox Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud: Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud. Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 02:54pm. Christina Ward. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Knox County woman is charged with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits as payment for the pills. Doctor shopping involves visiting …: Google Alert – Fraud

Duluth man heads to prison in Staples fraud scheme: A Duluth man is heading to federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Staples. Story Highlights; A Duluth man will spend nearly two years in federal prison for fraud. Layne Gosnell defrauded Staples, Inc. of almost $ 900,000. He was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty last year. A Duluth …: Google Alert – Fraud

Columbia University's former financial aid chief 'took 0000 in bribes from three students in …: A former financial aid director at Columbia University has been charged with a slew of financial crimes after allegedly using funds earmarked as stipends to line her pockets. Melanie Williams-Bethea is charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery and student aid fraud after funneling money to three …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former Pilot Flying J president's pay doubled to .9M during fraud scheme, records show: Jurors in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga this week heard testimony and saw financial records showing that Pilot Flying J's margin on diesel fuel sales, the number of truck stops it controlled and the amount of diesel fuel it sold all grew substantially during the time of the fraud at issue in the ongoing trial …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former Excel Bank executive admits aiding boss' fraud: ST. LOUIS • A former vice president for Excel Bank pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court here Thursday and admitted helping process a loan that paid off some of the debts of his boss, failed banker Shaun Hayes, prosecutors said. In 2009, Hayes hired Timothy Murphy, now 53, of Maryland …: Google Alert – Fraud

Westbrook Man Convicted In Halal Fraud Case: A 22-year-old Westbrook man was convicted Thursday of conspiracy following a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court. “He was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit offenses against the United States, namely the offense of SNAP trafficking and WIC program fraud,” says …: Google Alert – Fraud

Jury finds halal market worker guilty of welfare benefits fraud: This is a June 2015 file photo of Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue in Portland. A jury found on Thursday found a Westbrook man guilty of conspiracy in a scheme to trade more than $ 1 million in federal food program benefits for cash at a Portland halal market, according to a federal prosecutor.: Google Alert – Fraud

Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Helps Investors Sue Cryptocurrency Fraud: Litigation finance allows lawyers and clients to seek redress against rampant fraud in cryptocurrency,” Curtis Smolar, Legalist's general counsel, said in a statement on Thursday. The number of ICOs rocketed in the later half of 2017, thanks to a price surge in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.: Google Alert – Fraud