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Pennsylvania Authorities Arrest Alleged Fraud Network Participants

Pennsylvania authorities filed criminal charges on July 13 in Dauphin County against Kenneth Torres, Louis Torres, Ruth Negron-Acevedo, Juan Lopez-Barco and Philadelphia-based businesses EZ Multi-Services and Saul Auto Tags. According to the criminal complaints, the arrests stemmed from a multi-year …

Ex-Law Firm Employee in Rhode Island Charged with Embezzling Almost $750K

A former bookkeeper for a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty to charges related to the embezzlement of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars from her employer, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Sarah Gaulin, 39, will plead guilty …

Maryland Governor Announces $501M Unemployment Insurance Fraud Case

Maryland uncovered a massive criminal enterprise involving identity theft and more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in the state adding up to more than $501 million, Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday, saying the case relates to activity in at …

New Hampshire Man Charged in Scheme that Used Bitcoin to Buy Personal Data

A New Hampshire man has been charged in a fraud scheme that involved using Bitcoin to buy stolen personal data belonging to people across the country, officials said. Jonathan Nguyen, 23, of Windham, was charged Tuesday in federal court with …

Harsh Sentence Sought for Rhode Island Woman Who Took $5M from Loved Ones

A Rhode Island woman who cheated relatives, her closest friends and her husband’s firefighting colleagues out of nearly $5 million to fund a lavish lifestyle should face the harshest sentence possible, federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum Thursday. Monique …

Rhode Island Construction Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing $200K

A former construction project manager for a real estate development company has pleaded guilty to defrauding banks, construction companies and his employer out of more than $200,000, federal prosecutors say. Gregory Meeker, of Barrington, R.I., pleaded guilty to 12 counts …

Virginia House Committee Tackles Consumer Protections, Cybersecurity

In one of the more modern meeting rooms at the over two centuries old State Capitol, 22 lawmakers gather on Mondays to confront the increasing cybersecurity threats looming over Virginia residents. This session the House Committee on Communications, Technology and …

New Hampshire Woman Pleads Guilty to Demanding Money for Fake Illnesses

A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to sending 12 letters demanding nearly $400,000 in compensation from restaurants and food companies after producing fake medical records saying she became seriously ill after eating their food. Forty-nine-year-old Jacqueline Masse, of Hampton, …

Bookkeeper Charged in Maryland with Embezzling $1M from Employers

A woman who worked as a bookkeeper has been charged in Maryland with fraudulently obtaining approximately $1 million from her employers. Lisa Fore was charged Monday in federal court with four counts of mail fraud and one count of aggravated …

Delaware Woman Indicted for Insurance Fraud Following Motor Vehicle Accident

A Delaware woman has been indicted by a Sussex County Grand Jury for two counts of insurance fraud and one count of identity theft following an investigation by the Delaware Department of Insurance Fraud Prevention Unit. Janet Lane, 59, formerly …