By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – Former police officer Mathew Riley recently received a 21-month federal prison sentence for transferring obscene material to a 15-year-old minor, according to the District of Rhode Island Attorney’s Office. In 2015 and 2016 while he was in contact with the minor, he was an employee of ...
September 28, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Ben Hartwig, Guest Blogger - In simple terms, insurance fraud is an unlawful act on the part of either the seller or buyer of an insurance contract. It involves an intentional deception committed against or by an insurance company or agents for the sole purpose of financial gain. From the seller's ...
September 7, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – Two Massachusetts State Police troopers were recently charged with “conspiracy, federal programs embezzlement and wire fraud,” according to the District of Masachusetts Attorney’s Office. Daniel Griffin, a former Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant, and William Robertson, a former Massachusetts State Police Sergeant, have been accused of carrying ...
August 16, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – A former Boston Police Captain, Richard Evans, is being charged with carrying out an overtime fraud scheme, according to the District of Massachussets Attorney’s Office. Evans allegedly submitted fraudulent timecards misrepresenting his work hours significantly. Not only did Evans often fraudulently claim to have worked overtime ...
July 18, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – In March 2021, William Cabrera pleaded guilty of distributing heroin and oxycodone in 2019. His sentencing is scheduled for July 23, 2021. He was originally arrested in the summer of 2019 while selling heroin, just before law enforcement uncovered $16,000 in cash, various illicit drugs, and ...
July 7, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – Authorities Uncovered Coordinated Conspiracy Rhode Island authorities recently uncovered a coordinated conspiracy to steal various big ticket items in several states. The planned items totaled around $700,000 and several of the planned items had already been stolen. Officials say that nine people were involved in the ...
June 15, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – A decade ago, author Forrest Fenn hid a treasure chest somewhere in the United States, and published a poem with hints as to its location. Fenn claimed that the contents of the chest had a value of about $2 million. This caught the attention of many ...
May 25, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – New Hampshire Police Department’s Captain Michael Wagner was recently charged with tax fraud related to profits from the sale of firearms, according to the District of Masachussetts Attorney's Office. Wagner allegedly used a 25 percent law enforcement discount to purchase assault rifles and subsequently sold them ...
May 15, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing – A decade ago, a woman in Montana was looking to sell her family farm and wanted some financial advice. She hired Michael VanAuken, who claimed to be a lawyer and an accountant. Between 2011 and 2015, he told the family that he was investing their money, ...
April 7, 2021Tami Mickelsen
By Dhina Clement, Marketing – Jean Patrice Delia, performance engineer at General Electric Company (GE) pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal trade secrets from the company to launch his own company to compete against GE. Delia and his business partner Sernas downloaded over 800 files, including trade secrets before he got ...
March 20, 2021Tami Mickelsen
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