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Feds Say Maryland Man Stole Hurricane Victim’s IDs as Part of $8M Scam

A Maryland man is accused of stealing hurricane victim’s identities as part what the Secret Service describes as an $8 million effort to scam a Federal Emergency Management Agency program. News outlets reported Tuesday that 30-year-old Tare Stanley Okirika is …

Insurance Salesman Sentenced for Stealing Man’s Inheritance in New Jersey

An insurance salesman convicted of stealing a client’s inheritance is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Patrick McCullagh received a three-year sentence Wednesday. The 70-year-old Georgetown, Kentucky, man must also pay $98,067 in restitution. Prosecutors say McCullagh defrauded the …

Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing about $2.7M from Employer

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about $2.7 million from her former employer. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Debra Mulloy, of Milford, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. Prosecutors say while overseeing the Boston …

Ex-CFO in New Jersey Gets Prison Term for Stealing More Than $1M

The former chief financial officer of a New Jersey orthopedic care provider is headed to prison for stealing more than $1 million from the company for his personal use. Harry Wolfmuller received a two-year sentence Wednesday and must pay $1,175,720 …

Erie City Council President Indicted on Theft From Nonprofit

A grand jury has indicted the Erie, Penn., city council president on allegations she stole more than $70,000 over seven years from an anti-violence nonprofit she runs. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced the 33-count …

Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $1.1M from Connecticut Car Dealership

A former employee of a luxury Connecticut car dealership has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the business. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Vanessa Vence-Small, of New Windsor, New York, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud. …

Delaware Woman Faces Sentencing in $6M Fraud Case

Federal prosecutors say a Delaware woman charged with transferring more than $6 million from the operating account of the financial services company where she worked into her own bank accounts over several years deserves to spend at least five years …

Mass. Nanny Gets 15 Months for Stealing More Than $100K from Employer

A Massachusetts nanny who stole more than $100,000 from her employers has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Stacy Fortunato was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay full restitution. …

Man Sentenced to Prison After Admitting to Scamming New Jersey Company

An Ohio man has been sentenced to over two-and-a-half years in federal prison for defrauding a New Jersey company out of nearly $1 million. Authorities say 44-year-old John Tekulve owned a medical supply company that sold products to the Essex …

Virginia Man Who Stole $19M from IT Firm Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

A corporate controller who stole more than $19 million from the information technology firm that employed him has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. Forty-eight-year-old Jon Frank of Nokesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to wire fraud earlier this year. …