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Texas megachurch pastor sent to prison for fraud scheme

Texas megachurch pastor sent to prison for fraud scheme

By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas megachurch pastor and former spiritual adviser to two U.S. presidents has been sentenced t ...
Arkansas woman gets 15 years for posing as sheriff, releasing boyfriend from jail

Arkansas woman gets 15 years for posing as sheriff, releasing boyfriend from jail

By THV11 Digital FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — An Arkansas woman was given 15 years in prison for posing as a California sheriff’s deputy and convincing ...
Feds break up $1.2B Medicare orthopedic brace scam

Feds break up $1.2B Medicare orthopedic brace scam

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they’ve broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that ...
Woman accused of pretending to be a homeless teenager to enroll in high school

Woman accused of pretending to be a homeless teenager to enroll in high school

By Minyvonne Burke, NBC News A New York woman in her 30s was arrested for pretending to be a homeless teenager so she could enroll in a Greene County ...
SEC charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk with fraud

SEC charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk with fraud

By Sara Salinas, CNBC Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for fraud, according to court documents filed Thu ...
Woman fakes her own kidnapping and robbery to avoid paying employees, police say

Woman fakes her own kidnapping and robbery to avoid paying employees, police say

By Joyeeta Biswas | ABC News A California woman fabricated her kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery as part of an elaborate ruse to avoid paying ...
Man Arrested After Allegedly Scamming Renters in Hollywood Area

Man Arrested After Allegedly Scamming Renters in Hollywood Area

A man is accused of scamming renters in the Hollywood area and LAPD officials are seeking more victims, officials said Tuesday. Johnny Ray Gasca wa ...
Florida Teen Who Allegedly Faked Being a Doctor Indicted in Virginia Fraud Case

Florida Teen Who Allegedly Faked Being a Doctor Indicted in Virginia Fraud Case

By NBC 4 Washington A Florida teenager already facing charges he masqueraded as a doctor is in trouble again, NBC News reported. Malachi Love-Robins ...
Head of New York City corrections officers union charged with fraud

Head of New York City corrections officers union charged with fraud

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The union leader for New York City's prison guards and a hedge fund financier were charged on Wednesday with orches ...
Belleville woman who faked cancer sentenced to three years in prison

Belleville woman who faked cancer sentenced to three years in prison

By Roche Madden | FOX2Now BELLEVILLE, IL(KTVI)) - A Belleville woman who pleaded guilty to lying about having terminal ovarian cancer was sentenced ...
Health Care Fraud Takedown

Health Care Fraud Takedown

Federal Bureau of Investigation More than 240 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals—were arrested this week for t ...
Ex-JPMorgan adviser charged in $20M fraud

Ex-JPMorgan adviser charged in $20M fraud

By Kevin McCoy | USA TODAY NEW YORK – A former JPMorgan Chase investment adviser was arrested Thursday on charges he stole $20 million from custome ...
Con Man Creates Fake Website From Prison, Emails His Way to Freedom

Con Man Creates Fake Website From Prison, Emails His Way to Freedom

By M. Alex Johnson | NBC News ingenious con man with a gift for mimicry awaits sentencing after he used a smuggled-in cellphone to create a fake Brit ...
Sports agent pleads guilty in Burger King scheme

Sports agent pleads guilty in Burger King scheme

By Lyndsay Winkley | U-T San Diego SAN DIEGO — A New York-based professional sports agent pleaded guilty Monday to trying to trick wealthy clients to ...
La Jolla synagogue exec guilty of fraud

La Jolla synagogue exec guilty of fraud

By Kristina Davis & Pauline Repard | U-T San Diego LA JOLLA — The former executive director of the Congregation Beth El synagogue in La Jolla adm ...

Psychic, Husband Charged With ‘Curse’ Scam

LOS ANGELES December 13, 2013 (AP) A professed psychic and her husband were charged after a man was bilked out of nearly $1 million, supposedly to br ...

Chico attorney gets five years in prison for fraud, theft

OROVILLE — A longtime Chico attorney was sentenced to five years in county prison for defrauding and stealing about $270,000 from his clients. Visi ...
Detectives Arrest Woman who Stole Identity

Detectives Arrest Woman who Stole Identity

BAKERSFIELD — A police investigation into fraudulent medical bills has led to the arrest of a 39-year-old Bakersfield woman who defrauded a woman of a ...
Bystander Trips Fleeing Suspect in Berkeley, Police Make Arrest

Bystander Trips Fleeing Suspect in Berkeley, Police Make Arrest

A forgery suspect running from police in Berkeley was arrested after he was tripped by a citizen who was passing by, police said. The passer-by was ...
Salinas Police Seeking Credit Card Fraud Suspects

Salinas Police Seeking Credit Card Fraud Suspects

The Salinas Police Department is requesting the help of the public to identify three fraud suspects wanted for credit card fraud. The suspects ...
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