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White Collar Crimes Archives

County alleges employee committed white collar crimes for 9

Following a forensic audit, a 57-year-old Florida woman was fired from her job with the Okaloosa County's Water and Sewer Department in May. Although the investigation is ongoing, the woman was recently charged with various white collar crimes. According to the county's Inspector General, the audit revealed 83 billing irregularities that allegedly occurred from April 2008 through February this year, benefiting three contractors in the majority of the cases.

Florida businessman facing investment fraud charges

A Florida based businessman, the founder of a private-equity firm, was recently arrested following allegations of investors being swindled out of $19 million over a 12-year period. Federal prosecutors say he faces investment fraud charges for allegedly conning investors into buying stock shares in companies that deal in insurance, gems and self-storage projects from Jan. 2005 through Sept. 2017. According to a federal affidavit, the defendant claimed he took no salary and guaranteed returns on investments.

Florida man to be extradited to face mail fraud charges

A man, formerly from another state, was recently arrested in Florida. Federal prosecutors in his former home state reported that the 57-year-old man of an address in Pompano Beach who was indicted in August is facing mail fraud and conspiracy charges. It is alleged that he was involved in a fraud scheme valued at $50 million.

Wire fraud involving fake IRS reps leads to jail sentence

A Florida man was recently sentenced after he admitted to conning unsuspecting victims out of approximately $150,000. Reportedly, the man pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. Along with co-conspirators, the men apparently pretended to be IRS representatives when they contacted consumers and convinced them they had to pay fees and back due taxes.

Florida EMT faces allegations of forgery and grand theft

Overwhelming financial obligations can sometimes cause people in Florida to do things that they would not normally do. White collar crimes may bring short term relief but can have devastating long-term consequences. Those who are charged with crimes like fraud, forgery and embezzlement may realize the gravity of the situation and seek legal counsel.

White collar crimes charges may follow theft of medical records

Reportedly, some 15,000 documents were stolen from the records of a plastic surgeon in another state. The type of information that can be gained from the files of cosmetic surgeons nationwide, including in Florida, can be damaging to the patients, many of whom may be celebrities. In this case, the surgeon confirmed that many of the stolen documents contained personal information about famous personalities. A former employee is a suspect in this possible case of white collar crimes.

Histories most infamous white-collar crimes

White-collar crimes in Florida are usually non-violent and involve money or business dealings. While those committing these crimes do not usually physically hurt anyone, the damage done to financial circumstances can be devastating. There are several high profile white-collar crimes in the United States. These crimes helped to bring to light the severity of this type of criminal activity.

Police: Body cam shows former cop stealing as he makes arrests

Fort Myers racing fans have for years made the nearly 5-hour trek northeast to visit the Daytona International Speedway in Volusia County. A former county sheriff's deputy there is hoping to pull away from allegations that his own body camera shows him stealing money from men he arrested.

Measure calling for criminal penalties for condo violations advances to Gov. Scott

At this time last year, two news agencies published an eye-opening report detailing the findings of a joint investigation into various condominium board scandals across the Sunshine State. What was discovered -- evidence of everything from electoral fraud to misappropriation of funds -- served to ignite something of a firestorm.

White collar case involves Florida bank

We read recently of a case that has a classic good news/bad news component to it. The good news is that felony and misdemeanor charges were dropped against a man. The bad news is that the charges were dropped because he has been sentenced to five years and five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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