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Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Faked Death

A Virginia woman who faked her own death in connection with an elaborate fraud scheme has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Forty-nine-year-old Alexandra Hatcher entered the guilty plea on Tuesday and faces sentencing on Feb. 12. Hatcher’s …

Feds Charge 18 People in Pennsylvania Prescription Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have charged 18 people in 13 separate indictments with fraudulently obtaining prescription painkillers from government insurance programs then re-selling them on the street. Most of the indictments unsealed Friday deal with illegal prescriptions for oxycodone and …

Woman Convicted in $7M Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged Anew

A woman who spent more than seven years in prison for a $7 million insurance fraud and the unrelated death of a patient at her now-defunct Pennsylvania nursing home is in trouble with the law again. This time, the Allegheny …

Arkansas Insurance Agent Charged with Fraud Ordered to Repay Nearly $128K

An Arkansas insurance agent has been charged with fraud and ordered to pay $127,748.06 in restitution. The Arkansas Insurance Department revoked the resident producer’s license of Samuel Bowron Phillips of Fort Smith following a Jan. 26 hearing over an October …

Accused of Defrauding State Farm, County Exec in Illinois Quits

The in central Illinois has resigned in the wake of his indictment on federal fraud charges. Republican Matt Sorensen submitted a resignation letter to an executive committee meeting, The Pantagraph in Bloomington reported. “I refuse to allow current issues to …

Jury Convicts N.Y. Man Accused of Killing Fiancee for Life Insurance

A western New York man accused of killing his fiancee to collect on her life insurance is headed to prison on a fraud conviction. U.S. Attorney William Hochul says it’s believed to be the first time his office has used …

Former Arrow Trucking CEO Pleads Guilty in Oklahoma to Fraud Charges

The former CEO of a now-defunct trucking company that left its employees stranded all over the country when it suddenly shut down in December 2009 has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oklahoma to charges of tax evasion and fraud. …

New Charge Filed for Ex-President of Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

A former Freedom Industries executive charged in a West Virginia chemical spill is facing a new federal fraud charge stemming from the company’s bankruptcy. A federal grand jury in Beckley handed up a superseding indictment on Wednesday against former Freedom …

Ex-CEO of Bankrupt Oklahoma Trucking Co. Faces Fraud Charges

Just shy of five years after Arrow Trucking Co. in Tulsa, Okla., suddenly shut its doors, the company’s former chief executive has been indicted on fraud charges related to the company’s demise. A 23-count indictment unsealed on Dec. 5 in …

Former Employee of Ohio Insurer Charged with Embezzling $2.9M

A former longtime employee of Ohio’s biggest health insurance company has been charged in federal court in Cleveland with embezzlement for diverting nearly $3 million in phony payments that he deposited into his own bank account. Joseph Satava, 69, of …