Enjoy! Here are the five craziest crimes of the week, courtesy of Newser and Crime Tech Solutions! (NOTE: Crime Tech Solutions is an Austin, TX based provider of crime and fraud analytics software for commercial and law enforcement groups. We proudly support the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of … More April 29/16 Five Craziest Crimes of the Week
To all of our readers… Have a great Christmas season and see you in 2014! Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Another case of worker’s compensation premium fraud. You may recall my previous post on this subject. It’s worth reading. http://manasquan.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/owner-of-wallbased-roofing-company-indicted-for-fraud-and-theft You’ve heard of robbing the cradle. This is robbing the casket, I suppose… http://www.13abc.com/story/24279926/funeral-home-owner-charged-with-theft-fraud … More Robbing the Casket, What Happens In Vegas, and Railroad Ripoffs: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 12/21/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Be sure to check out “Investigating the Investigations” Part One and Two! In the meantime, here are this week’s weird headlines: I can’t believe he tried to slip this one past investigators. Maybe he’ll win on a peel… http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/12/maurice-owens-to-appear-in-court-on-metro-banana-peel-fraud-charges-97541.html A dishonest politician? Now I’ve heard everything! http://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana/nw-indiana-politician-to-admit-6-wire-fraud-counts He couldn’t just … More Bananas, Politicians and Navy Blue: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 01/02/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Chinese woman sentenced to death for fraud. Ouch. That’s definitely a deterrent… http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinese-woman-sentenced-death-200m-fraud-20785445 70 year old Orthodontist sentenced to two years. Fraud laws in Texas have some real teeth in them… http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_7425.shtml Think they’ll throw the (school) book at her?… http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20131107_Charter_school_founder_s_fraud_trial_gets_underway.html New Orleans cops charged. To Protect and Serve (themselves)… … More Death Deterrents, Texas Teeth, and ‘The Big Easy’ Money – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 11/07/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Perhaps there is no Spanish term for “lay low, fraudster”? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-youtube-video-leads-to-arrest-of-man-wanted-in-fraud-case-20131010,0,1636077.story#axzz2j9ClBao3 Feds take down “eBay for drugs” site. I wonder if “Buy it Now” was popular? http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/feds-take-down-online-fraud-bazaar-silk-road-arrest-alleged-mastermind/ Drag Queen Shakedowns… Only on Bourbon Street. http://theadvocate.com/news/7402011-123/celebrity-scam-artist-arrested-in
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood I’m sure the Gypsies just wanted to help… No? http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=23299 You just can’t make this stuff up. Thai prostitutes hired to kill rhinos in trophy hunting scam. http://planetsave.com/2011/07/24/thai-prostitutes-hired-to-kill-rhinos-in-south-african-trophy-hunting-scam/ Ummm… she may have had a ‘brain injury’ when she thought this one up…. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/justice/boston-one-fund/index.html Good cop? No… bad cop http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/04/Miami-police-officer-found-guilty-of-identity-theft-tax-fraud/UPI-26251380893747/ Posted … More Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/4/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Florida psychic found guilty of fraud. You think she’d have seen this coming, no?… http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-rose-marks-verdict-20130926,0,4382976.story?page=2 Madoff accountant could be spending more than just weekends with Bernie… http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Greenwich-man-faces-federal-charges-in-Madoff-4847586.php Real Housewife in Real Trouble. Teresa Giudice talks about fraud charges… http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/09/teresa-giudice-fraud-charges-crying-andy-cohen/ Medicare fraud trouble in Fargo? Aw geez. Where’s Marge Gunderson … More Psychics, Housewives, and Weekends with Bernie – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 9/26/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Does KYC mean Know Your Caregiver? http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2013-09-18/savannah-woman-sentenced-51-months-federal-prison-embezzling-71k-elderly Another great example of the need for systematic 314(b) programs? http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/joliet_romeoville/ct-tl-0926-sw-joliet-financial-crime-20130918,0,464668.story Breaking Bad? Financial Crimes Investigator indicted for fraud. http://www.timesofisrael.com/senior-financial-crimes-investigator-indicted-for-fraud-theft/ Holy Fraud Scheme! Better say their prayers. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/09/16/sdoe-reveals-monastery-fraud/ Posted by Douglas G. Wood. Click on ABOUT for more information.