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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 …

North Carolina Caretaker Gets Prison for Embezzling $330K

A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $330,000 from a man in her care. News outlets report 52-year-old Teresa Denise Schneider also was sentenced Thursday to five years’ supervised release and …

Three Convicted in New York City Fake Accident Fraud Scheme

Three men have been convicted in a trip-and-fall scheme that recruited low-income people and the homeless to defraud New York City-area businesses and their insurance companies. Prosecutors say a federal jury in Manhattan Tuesday found Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust and …

Man Pleads Guilty in Alleged $50M Fraud Scheme in Maryland

A former Maryland resident who ran a telemarketing business hawking light bulbs and cleaning supplies has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the IRS. Fifty-seven-year-old Eric Epstein of Pompano Beach, Florida, …

New Jersey Siblings Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Invoice Scheme

Two New Jersey siblings have been convicted of running a multi-million-dollar invoice scheme that defrauded a company where one of them worked. Shevandra Verasawmi, of Matawan, N.J., and Vishallie Verasawmi, of Green Brook, N.J., were each convicted Thursday on one …

Connecticut Pizza Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Stemming From Fire

The owner of a Connecticut pizza parlor has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge for setting fire to his own business and then collecting insurance money. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Mustafa Zabana, an Iraqi national living in Westfield, Massachusetts, pleaded …

Assisted Living Facility Staffer Accused of Stealing Funds in New Jersey

Federal prosecutors say the business manager of an assisted living facility stole about $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care. Marcella Drakeford faces six counts of mail fraud. Prosecutors say that beginning in December 2016, Drakeford agreed to help …

Cargill Accountant in New York Sentenced to Five Years for $3.1M Theft

An accountant who admitted to stealing $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc. has been sentenced to five years in prison. Diane Backis was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albany to mail fraud and filing a false income tax …

Pharmacist in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Cleared of Murder

A pharmacist at a facility whose tainted drugs sparked a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people was cleared Wednesday of murder but was convicted of mail fraud and racketeering. Jurors said prosecutors failed to prove Glenn Chin was responsible …

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in Car Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Connecticut man originally from Haiti has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud insurance companies through staged car crashes. Jacques Fleurijeune was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to five months in prison …