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Westland, Canton retail fraud probes lead to organized crime charges

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Westland, Canton retail fraud probes lead to organized crime charges: Six men have been arrested on organized crime charges and other felonies following months-long retail fraud investigations by police in Westland and Canton Township. The arrests came in conjunction with the execution of search warrants in several communities, including Westland, Dearborn and …: Google Alert – Fraud

California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud: California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud. Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Joseph H. Harrington for the Eastern District of Washington, announced …: Google Alert – Fraud

6 charged as police bust 3 retail fraud rings: Six people were charged Friday in connection with three retail fraud rings that authorities allege were run out of Wayne County pawn shops. According to the county prosecutor's office, Ali Hassan, 33, of Dearborn Heights and Bilal Mohamad Taleb, 37, of Lasalle, Ontario, ran a retail fraud ring while …: Google Alert – Fraud

Woman opens multiple fraud accounts in disabled grandmother's name: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A woman was arrested after opening multiple fraudulent accounts and applying for credit cards using her disabled grandmother's information. Katherine Burkes, 40, was arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on April 19. The victim is an 83-year-old woman who can't …: Google Alert – Fraud

.4M fraud scheme paid for luxury cars, SEC says: An unregistered advisor with little investing experience raised $ 1.4 million from family and friends and squandered the money on bad investments and a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors say. Amrit Chahal, 30, is charged with fraud for an investment scheme that used forged documents and fictitious …: Google Alert – Fraud

Founder of cryptocurrency debit card faces new fraud charges for million ICO scheme: The U.S. government is following through on its promise to crack down on initial coin offering scams. On Friday, the SEC announced charges against Raymond Trapani, the third co-founder of Centra Tech Inc., which raised $ 32 million for a cryptocurrency debit card last year through a flashy ICO …: Google Alert – Fraud

Local employee arrested for fraud: A 24-year-old female was arrested for fraud at a local restaurant at the south end of Brandon where she worked. The woman was accused of taking customers orders and not ringing them into the register and keeping the money for herself. She was arrested and released Thursday evening and will …: Google Alert – Fraud

Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' receives historic sentence in immigration fraud case: PHILADELPHIA –A Liberian national was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 30 years in prison for immigration fraud and perjury. The prison term marks the longest sentence for a human rights violator case in the history of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Human Rights Violators …: Google Alert – Fraud

Ex-Whitman cop now faces 18 insurance fraud complaints in Brockton: Glenn Pearson, currently serving time for tax fraud, is facing at least 19 new insurance fraud complaints in two communities. BROCKTON — A Whitman man currently serving time in federal prison for tax fraud is now accused of running a widespread insurance fraud scam. Glenn Paul Pearson, 62, is now …: Google Alert – Fraud

DA: Schenectady crash leads to insurance fraud count: SCHENECTADY — An Albany man faces fraud charges for allegedly convincing another man to crash his car for insurance money, authorities said. Joseph J. Van Antwerp, 24, of Myrtle Avenue, was arrested this week on one count of fourth-degree insurance fraud, a felony, and fifth-degree conspiracy, …: Google Alert – Fraud