Articles Tagged with fraud

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A woman accused of driving the getaway car for an alleged package thief reportedly struck a police officer with her car while trying to escape during her detainment.

On the afternoon of December 4, 26-year-old Megan Rozak was reportedly driving around a residential neighborhood with 38-year-old Stephan Wisnewski in the passenger seat.

The Lynwood Police Department received a complaint from someone saying that they could see package thieves in the process of stealing from nearby porches.

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A Georgia woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to get free food from a Chick-Fil-A on several occasions by asserting that she is an agent with the FBI.

A Chick-Fil-A in Rockmart was reportedly recently visited by a woman, later identified as 47-year-old Kimberly Ragsdale, who drove a white Dodge Caravan and allegedly disclosed that she worked for the FBI.

Ragsdale reportedly used her official status in an attempt to get the eatery to give her meals free of charge and allegedly said they would be arrested for non-compliance.

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37-year-old Kimberly Victoria Diggins lives in Port Charlotte, and used to work for Brightstar Care: In-Home Care & Medical Staffing Agency as a health aide.

On September 2, Diggins was reportedly in charge of taking care of a woman with stage 4 pancreatic cancer when the patient’s regular aide was unable to work her shift at the last minute.

Beginning at midnight, and for a period of approximately 11-hours, Diggins reportedly stayed at the residence to provide care for the woman. The patient and her spouse slept through the night while Diggins was at their home.

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When the police accused a man of using the debit card of an alleged victim that was deceased, the suspect reportedly tried to consume the plastic before it could be confiscated.

On March 16, a man later identified as 37-year-old Jose Herrera was reportedly frequenting the Disney Springs complex in Orlando, Florida and shopping for items with a debit card.

When Herrera attempted to buy jewelry with the card, Disney security held him while the authorities were notified due to the suspicion that it may have been a fraud.

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Two arrests were made after the authorities allegedly traced FedEx packages containing $81,000 to a suspect reportedly wrongfully charging people money for removing viruses from their computers.

Last Thursday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reportedly received a call from a person who wished to remain anonymous. The caller, who asserted that they were the victim, reported a situation involving the elderly New Jersey resident being scammed out of money. The person said they thought they had sent $11,000 to someone who called to inform them that they had a computer virus and would remove it for a fee, but after mailing the money they suspected they had been scammed.

When the authorities investigated the claim they reportedly uncovered details that appeared to coincide with those that the caller had given. It was allegedly found that someone who was offering their services to remove computer viruses was using FedEx shipments as a means of accepting payment.

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A North Carolina Wells Fargo employee has been accused of stealing $90,000 from the financial institution after he was found posting images of himself on social media with large stacks of cash.

At the end of last April, 29-year-old Arlando Henderson accepted a job offer to work inside the cash vault at a Charlotte, North Carolina, branch of Wells Fargo bank.

A couple of months after Henderson started his new position, the man allegedly started swiping money that came from deposits made by customers of the bank.

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After a woman reported that her debit card had been stolen from her purse the authorities arrested a suspect who was reportedly set up by the actual alleged perpetrator of the theft.

On August 5, Joei Thompson was hanging out at the Chestnut St. Inn in Butler, PA.

When Thompson decided to call it a night around 1:00 am, she reportedly offered a man who was visiting the same establishment a ride home as she left the bar.

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An Illinois correctional officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being charged with two felonies when he allegedly created and tried to cash a $20,000 winning lottery ticket.

At the beginning of last October, a man reportedly made an attempt to collect winnings from an inauthentic scratch-off lottery ticket. The ticket was said to be altered in a way that caused it to appear as if should pay out $20,000 to the lucky holder.

The Illinois State Police got word of the alleged attempted fraud in the middle of December, and they were informed that the perpetrator was believed to be 46-year-old corrections officer Darrell Barry.

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A woman who held the position of director of a child care and preschool facility funded by the state has been accused of embezzling over $75,000 by reporting that more than the actual number of children were enrolled and keeping the extra money.

Jan Coleman was employed as the program director for the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church Child Care and Preschool in Mississippi for several years.

Beginning in late 2014 and extending through July 2018, Coleman allegedly falsified the number of children that were attending the program, which is funded by the state Department of Human Services and used for low-income families in need of childcare.

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Two Los Angeles County residents have been charged for their alleged involvement in an immigration scheme allowing them to illegally obtain $1.5 million from Chinese nationals with the false promise of visas.

34-year-old West Covina resident Nianfei Bu, and 37-year-old Hourong Zhang, from Rowland Heights, were taken into custody on Thursday after purportedly pilfering cash from Chinese nationals in 2015 and 2016.

Bu and Zhang allegedly told seven people that if they invested money in one of several five restaurants of which Bu is the proprietor they would be given visas. The money was allegedly taken from the unknowing investors by Bu and Zhang, but the visas were never produced.

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