Articles Tagged with felony

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A woman from Colorado is facing several felony charges for allegations that she fraudulently accepted unemployment benefits while earning unreported money from jobs at the same time.

36-year-old Meadoe R. Croker began a claim for unemployment benefits beginning in January 2015 and started receiving checks shortly thereafter. She additionally renewed her claims in January 2016 and 2017.

Random audits are performed through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and a company in Grand Junction that Croker allegedly worked for was chosen to have their accounts examined. It was discovered that Croker was purportedly an employee of the business while she was still accepting her unemployment checks, and an investigation was opened.

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A father who was driving with his two teenage sons just after midnight on Wednesday was allegedly responsible for an accident when he made impact with a train in Santa Monica, and he is facing felony charges for the event.

54-year-old Anthony Manual Beltran Sr. of Waterford, Connecticut, was driving in Santa Monica with his two 16-year-old sons on April 18 at roughly 12:20 a.m.

Beltran reportedly failed to stop for a red light at an intersection causing his Kia sedan to smash into a moving Metro Expo Line train. When Santa Monica Police Department officers arrived at the scene they discovered the car with its airbags deployed and all of the passengers were in need of medical assistance. Officers suspected that Beltran had been drinking and they alleged that may have been the cause of the accident.

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A housekeeper in Tennessee has been charged with theft for accusations that she has stolen items from two of the homes that she was hired to clean.

36-year-old Cynthia Ward is the proprietor of the Chapmansboro based cleaning service Cynthia’s Housekeeping.

In December 2017 Ward cleaned the condominium of a client who returned home to find an Ipad, some gift cards, cash, a designer label planner, and a camera missing from their residence. The owner notified the authorities and reported the $4,400 worth of absent possessions, many of which were baby shower gifts she had received.

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A man riding his bicycle in Costa Mesa on Tuesday suffered from injuries after he was the victim of a hit and run incident. The alleged driver was detained after police sought public assistance through social media.

Around 8:30 a.m. on March 20 a man was riding his bike near a Costa Mesa intersection when a car made impact with him. The vehicle left the 56-year-old man wounded on the side of the road and drove off.

Someone noticed the cyclist injured in the street and alerted the authorities after approaching to assist him. Costa Mesa police along with Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue proceeded to the scene of the accident. The man was taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with a compound fracture of the ankle.

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A patrol sergeant who has been with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office for over two decades was accused of soliciting sex from a minor with an online advertisement after he allegedly arranged a sexual encounter with an officer posing as a 16-year-old boy.

46-year-old Weston Jordan, a man who began his career as a detention officer and was promoted over time to the position of patrol sergeant, has worked with the Denton County Sheriff’s office for 25 years.

On Tuesday investigators began an in-depth examination of Jordan’s activities after gaining awareness of a Craigslist ad he allegedly posted seeking sexual relations with underage gay males. One of the investigators posed as a 16-year-old boy and contacted Jordan with a fake profile and using it to respond with interest, but he explained that he was without transportation.

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The once-treasurer of the Herbert Hoover Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Association has been accused of misappropriating money from the organization’s fund and is facing felony charges for the claims made against him.

As reported by a spokesperson for the Desert Sands Unified School District, $22,000 of the money raised by the Herbert PTA was observed as allegedly missing from their fund. The financial discrepancy was detected sometime during the summer months of last year.

34-year-old Danny Cervantes, the treasurer of the Herbert PTA during the 11-month period that the money came up missing, became the main suspect for the misappropriated cash. Cervantes is no longer the treasurer of the PTA but it is unknown whether that is related to the allegations against him.

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A Panama City, Florida, dad and his teenage daughter are facing incest charges after they were spotted engaging in sexual intercourse.

39-year-old Justin Robert Bunn and his 19-year-old daughter Taylor Marie Bunn share a dwelling in Panama City.

On February 18 Bunn and his daughter were seen by a neighbor while they were purportedly in their backyard “having sexual intercourse in a missionary position,” as recorded in the official affidavit. The neighbor then reported what they had allegedly witnessed to the police.

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A Missouri man who worked as a volunteer at a gymnastics center has been accused of touching three of his former young female students in a sexual manner.

David Schneider, a father and former volunteer sports coach for children, held the position of a gymnastics coach at the Kids in Motion gym between 2011 and 2014. Three of the girls he instructed while working there have reported incidents where Schneider allegedly touched them in an inappropriate way while they were stretching and doing the splits. The girls were age 7 or 8 at the time of the alleged assaults.

On January 9, one of the victims contacted authorities and told them that during a move that Schneider called “oversplits” his hand slipped under her shorts and between her legs while he was assisting her. She said she decided to come forward after she currently began feeling that the way she was touched did not seem as if it was proper.

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A Texas woman has been charged with creating an account on Craigslist in her soon-to-be ex-husband’s new girlfriend’s name and personal information and using it to place an ad seeking married sexual partners.

48-year-old Tamantha Johnson, a woman married to a divorce attorney and working as a nurse in Houston, Texas, has been in the process of a divorce from her husband since last April.

Johnson suspected her husband was dating someone new, and she allegedly used unorthodox means in order to coerce the woman she believed to be his girlfriend into admitting she was sleeping with the man.

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A teenage boy who stands accused of several felony sexual charges was taken into custody on Thursday for alleged criminal acts against at least six classmates from his previous high school.

Maysen Melton, now 16-years-old, was enrolled as a student at Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas. During a period spanning approximately one year which ended in March 2017, Melton purportedly engaged in sexual activity deemed as assault with four of his teenage classmates and victimized two others.

It is alleged that Melton forced some of the young girls to have sex with him, and he caused others harm through physical assault. In some cases, he demanded explicit photos with the intent of using them as blackmail. He was charged as an adult last May and placed on house arrest in June.