Tag: FRAUD

Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

A Brooklyn Park resident and former Twin Cities nonprofit manager has been sentenced to prison for fraud and false statements. Clarissa Lynn Combs, 49, was sentenced to 71 months in prison after conspiring to commit both wire fraud and making a false statement. She originally plead guilty back in December of 2019 and was sentenced today in front of US […]

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Fake Lawyer

Fake Lawyer

A New York man was found guilty for pretending to be a lawyer. Kenneth Moore said his business was for wrongfully convicted convicts. Moore charged his 14 clients $5,000 – $15,000 then once they paid him he’d disappear.  After Moore tried pleading not guilty on Tuesday he was charged with about 75 counts of fraud and larceny.  

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Zoo director suspended

Zoo director suspended

Attleboro, MASSACHUSETTS – Zoo director Jean Benchimol of the Capron Park Zoo in Attelboro is being charged for illegaly obtaining and possessing animal medications. Benchimol was caught using her personal credit card to order several different medications for animals. These medications include flea and tick control and antibiotics. The medications were being delivered to the zoo before Benchimol took them […]

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Two Minnesota Colleges in Jeopardy of Closing

Two Minnesota Colleges in Jeopardy of Closing

WOODBURY, Minn.- The Minnesota School of Business and Globe University, both based in Woodbury, may be in danger of closure. The U.S. Department of Education says that the schools will no longer be allowed to participate in federal student aid program. The U.S. Department of Education stated that Minnesota School of Business and Globe University committed fraud because they misrepresented […]

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Deceased Voters Still Registered

Deceased Voters Still Registered

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- A data analysis firm has taken a close look at Indiana’s voter database and has discovered that thousands of people over the age of 110, who are likely deceased, are still registered to vote. Patriot Majority, who is affiliated with the Democratic Party, was the group that hired the data analysis firm. Last week, thousands of changes to […]

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IRS Phone Scam

IRS Phone Scam

ST. CLOUD, Minn.-Several reports of a new phone scam have been reported in the Stearns County area. Residents from Saint Cloud say the callers say they are from the IRS and demand an immediate payment for back taxes. The caller demands that the resident stay on the line until a transfer is made. So far only one case has occurred where […]

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More than 2 million dollars stolen in bank fraud

More than 2 million dollars stolen in bank fraud

  MINNEAPOLIS — Twenty-eight people have been charged in what U.S. Attorney Andy Luger called a pervasive identity theft and bank fraud scheme to steal more than $2 million by creating fake checks and cashing them at dozens of banks and check-cashing businesses. The defendants include a former branch supervisor at a TCF Bank in Crystal and a former teller […]

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Fraud charges for expensive living

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota couple who allegedly lived in expensive homes and owned a yacht while taking more than $160,000 in state welfare benefits has been arrested. WCCO-TV reports (   http://cbsloc.al/1s4Cb87 ) 62-year-old Colin Chisholm III and 54-year-old Andrea Chisholm are being held in Florida. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said that they were deported from the Bahamas […]

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Recruiting scandal hits Minn. National Guard

Recruiting scandal hits Minn. National Guard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota National Guard confirms three recruiting assistants are under investigation in what the military describes as a widespread scheme to take fraudulent payments and kickbacks. National Guard soldiers are accused of taking kickbacks for signing up new recruits. The scam involved the Recruiting Assistance Program, which paid soldiers and even civilians thousands of dollars for helping […]

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