- Florida man indicted in ID theft, false tax return scheme Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A north Florida man has been indicted on federal charges associated with identity theft and filing false tax returns that netted $1.3 million.
- Former VP of Stamford company accused of insider trading Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A former executive of a Stamford-based company has been accused of insider trading.
- Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn Updated: Feb-06-16 1:16 pm
CLARKSTON, Michigan - Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.
- Mother, daughter indicted in Medicaid fraud case Updated: Feb-06-16 12:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A defunct Donaldsonville in-home care company and its mother and daughter former owners are under indictment in an alleged six-year scheme to defraud Louisiana's Medicaid program.
- Florida man gets 14 years for US, Canada $10M timeshare scam Updated: Feb-06-16 9:44 am
DALLAS - Prosecutors in Texas say a Florida man must serve 14 years in prison in a $10 million timeshare scam involving victims in the U.S. and Canada.
- Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life Updated: Feb-06-16 9:18 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wealthy widow Anita Barney lost nearly her entire fortune to an ex-Ohio State quarterback who defrauded her of hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed a gambling addiction that left him banished from the NFL.
- Skagit County fire district victim of $75,500 fraud Updated: Feb-06-16 8:01 am
LAKE CAVANAUGH, Washington - A Skagit County fire district says it was scammed out of $75,500 that it had been planning to use to buy a new fire truck.
- Sentencing set for trail-hiking embezzlement fugitive Updated: Feb-06-16 6:15 am
CINCINNATI - A federal judge in southwest Ohio has scheduled sentencing for March 30 for a Kentucky accountant who spent much of six years as a fugitive hiking the Appalachian Trail.
- 2 Tangipahoa women charged in tax fraud scheme Updated: Feb-06-16 5:15 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury has indicted two women from Tangipahoa Parish on charges of filing false tax returns and using stolen identities.
- 10 people plead guilty in tax refund and food stamp scam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:00 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Ten people, including nine from Florida, are pleading guilty to filing fake income tax refunds and fake food stamp applications.
- Jury finds former Viking Voigt guilty of bank fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 10:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud.
- Jury convicts Herreid woman of setting fire to own bar Updated: Feb-05-16 6:33 pm
HERREID, South Dakota - A South Dakota woman accused of setting fire to her own bar to get insurance money has been convicted of arson.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Businessman seeks leniency in halal beef export fraud case Updated: Feb-05-16 5:36 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Supporters of a prominent businessman and Muslim community leader packed a federal courtroom Friday to ask a judge to spare him prison time for committing fraud in exporting halal beef products to Malaysia and Indonesia.
- North Dakota case delayed because of murder-for-hire trial Updated: Feb-05-16 5:34 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The federal trial for a woman accused of bilking investors in a North Dakota oil patch trucking firm has been delayed so she can testify in the ongoing murder-for-hire trial of her ex-husband.
- Former Baton Rouge police officer arrested Updated: Feb-05-16 4:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former Baton Rouge police officer has been arrested, accused of access device fraud.
- Review IDs safeguards against future fraud at Ohio treasury Updated: Feb-05-16 3:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Other individuals inside Ohio's treasury knew or should have known that a former deputy treasurer was committing fraud, according to the findings of an independent review that suggested a host of safeguards against future wrongdoing.
- 'Touching therapy' doc gets prison, labeled sexual predator Updated: Feb-05-16 12:25 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used "touching therapy" on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison.
- Man pleads guilty to $190K insurance fraud scheme, extortion Updated: Feb-05-16 4:17 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bookmaker has pleaded guilty to charges he shot a gambler with a stun gun and tried to burn down a restaurant in a $190,000 insurance fraud scheme in Hartford.
- Man sentenced in Wal-Mart check scam targeting hundreds Updated: Feb-04-16 4:50 pm
PITTSBURGH - A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks using personal information stolen by peeking over the shoulders of hundreds of Wal-Mart customers was sentenced to prison Thursday.
- Federal court rejects convicted financier's sentence appeal Updated: Feb-04-16 3:30 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A federal appeals court has rejected a former Indianapolis businessman's bid to shorten his 50-year sentence for defrauding thousands of investors of $200 million to finance a lavish lifestyle.
- AG to investigate possible home health care fraud Updated: Feb-04-16 9:39 am
BOSTON - The state has asked Attorney General Maura Healey to investigate a dozen home health care service providers suspected of submitting fraudulent bills.
- Partner gets symbolic incarceration in Chaka Fattah Jr. scam Updated: Feb-04-16 6:27 am
PHILADELPHIA - The former business partner of a veteran Philadelphia congressman's son has been sentenced to two years' probation and symbolic incarceration for scamming thousands of dollars from area banks.
- Leaders of nonprofit plead guilty to federal fraud charges Updated: Feb-04-16 4:32 am
SUFFOLK, Virginia - The leaders of a Suffolk-based nonprofit have pleaded guilty to federal charges that they exaggerated numbers about their charity in order to pocket more money.
- NY firm and 3 individuals pay $1 million fine for fraud Updated: Feb-04-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York construction company and three individuals have paid just over $1 million to resolve claims they defrauded a government program designed to benefit female- and minority-owned contractors.