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White Collar Crimes Archives

Owner of stolen wallet accuses woman of credit card fraud

Circumstances can cause people to do things they would not usually do, and sometimes those actions can lead to clashes with law enforcement. Any person in Florida who is suspected of committing a crime such as credit card fraud may be unsure of how to proceed. The best first step is to seek legal counsel at the very first opportunity.

Florida woman faces credit card fraud charges

Any Florida resident who is accused of white collar crimes may realize the significant challenge of defending him or herself against such charges. A 71-year-old man filed a report with Brevard County Police last October, and a credit card fraud investigation was launched. The man claimed that someone had stolen his credit card and was charging purchases on it.

White collar crimes: 70-year-old man pleads guilty to fraud

Along with 11 others, a Florida man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a $63 million fraud scheme. Authorities say these white collar crimes were conducted between Jan. 2006 and June 2012. The scheme involved a mental health clinic in Miami that no longer exists.

Burglar arrested for the credit card fraud he reported

A twisted tale was unraveled after Florida police arrested a suspected burglar in Fort Lauderdale recently. What started as a burglary investigation led to credit card fraud charges against a man and a woman. According to a police report, the man said he saw evidence of credit card manufacturing at a home he had allegedly broken into.

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.

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