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Posts tagged "White Collar Crimes"

Elementary school principle accused of insurance fraud

Sometimes, personal hardships move people to commit white-collar crimes that they would not even have considered if times were not so tough and their survival was not challenged. Such circumstances might have led to the insurance fraud committed by an elementary school principal in Florida. The chief financial officer of Florida says the man filed false claims with State Farm Insurance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma that hit Florida in 2017.

White-collar crimes: Exploitation of the elderly leads to arrest

A 35-year-old bank employee in Florida was recently arrested in Lee County near Fort Myers. The man faces multiple felony charges for alleged white-collar crimes. The arrest followed an investigation into the disappearance of almost $900,000 from the accounts of an elderly couple in Highlands Beach.

White-collar crimes: Florida pharmacist admits to Medicare fraud

The owner of a pharmacy in Florida recently pleaded guilty in federal court in Miami to committing health care fraud. The 48-year-old resident of Miami Beach is one of 123 others in South Florida who were charged in a sweep that federal prosecutors carried out in June -- all accused of involvement in white-collar crimes relating to health care fraud. This man reportedly admitted to running a Medicare fraud scheme involving $8.4 million.

Mail fraud charges follow alleged tampering with school grades

A Florida woman is accused of taking advantage of her position as a school counselor to benefit her children. She was formally charged when a federal grand jury in another state recently indicted her. The grand jury determined that there is an adequate basis for bringing six counts of mail fraud against the woman.

White collar crimes charges follow alleged SNAP fraud

A Florida woman recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of SNAP fraud. A program that was previously known as the Food Stamp program and later changed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federally run program to assist individuals and families with low incomes by providing money to buy food. The Florida Department of Children and Families says the funds are strictly redeemable on essential food products only, although some white collar crimes cases involve SNAP fraud.

4 Florida residents accused of white collar crimes

Three people were recently arrested in Florida while a fourth suspect remains at large. They are all suspects in white collar crimes that involved over $20,000 worth of allegedly fraudulent transactions. According to the Polk County Sheriff's office, the suspects included two 26-year-old and two 30-year-old individuals.

Man on bail for wire fraud accused of committing similar crimes

Federal prosecutors reported that a 26-year-old man was recently detained on new charges while he was on bail for similar charges to which he pleaded guilty in March. He faces money laundering and wire fraud charges for running a fake ticket scheme. One of the complaints involves two people who allege they flew to New York from Florida to attend the 2018 Grammy Awards. However, despite their tickets for which they paid $700 each, they were denied entry when they arrived at the venue.

What are white collar crimes?

In Florida, nonviolent crimes that are theft-related are usually felonies -- depending on the value of funds involved. However, even some less significant cases classified as misdemeanors can have serious consequences. All these crimes are known as white collar crimes, and they are frequently committed in business settings.

Former hospital CEO indicted on charges of embezzlement

Following an investigation that involved the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the Blountstown Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed the indictment by a federal grand jury of a former CEO of a Florida Hospital. He faces charges of embezzlement, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. According to the indictment, the crimes alleged were committed between 2010 and 2015.

Former Florida bookkeeper accused of embezzlement

A former bookkeeper of a Florida company will likely be exploring his defense options after his recent arrest. This followed an investigation that has been ongoing for approximately 10 months into suspected embezzlement. The 46-year-old man worked for the company until he was terminated after becoming a suspect.

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