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White Collar Crimes Archives

Woman of many personas arrested for fraud in North Carolina

A woman who supposedly created fake personas for herself in order to conceal her identity has been arrested. The North Carolina resident faces many charges, including fraud, for supposedly scamming several people for money. The 39-year-old is likely now focused on planning her criminal defense against these accusations.

Alleged embezzlement and fraud scheme leads to woman's arrest

A woman was arrested and is now facing accusations of running an insurance fraud scheme. The woman supposedly falsely obtained thousands of dollars from property rental insurance premiums that should have been given to the insurance company. She faces charges of embezzlement and falsely obtaining property, and she was taken into custody in North Carolina.

4 accused of insurance fraud for allegedly staging a car crash

Four people were arrested in connection with what police suspect was an insurance fraud scheme. The investigators believe that the four staged a car accident in North Carolina in order to file claims and receive the insurance money. The four individuals are currently in police custody, and they are each likely focused on defending themselves against the fraud allegations.

Rep. McManus faces state tax embezzlement allegations

State representative Deb McManus has recently been arrested after allegations of felony tax charges. North Carolina police suspect that McManus embezzled nearly $50,000 from the state by withholding individual income taxes. She faces multiple counts of embezzlement for her alleged white collar crimes.

North Carolina construction company charged in fraud conspiracy

When a company contracts with the government it is important the company is in compliance with all applicable laws. If a business fails to do this it can find itself in serious criminal troubles. This could result in large fines as well as time behind bars. One North Carolina company seems to have failed to do this when it was recently charged with fraud against the government.

10 arrested in North Carolina fraud ring that targeted seniors

A financial crimes task force recently completed an investigation that resulted in the arrest of ten North Carolina men alleged to be in a fraud ring. The men face over 75 counts related to accusations that they obtained more than $300,000 from senior citizens by offering to perform unnecessary and costly home repairs, only to either not make the repairs or do a poor or incomplete job. The alleged fraud ring targeted seniors throughout central North Carolina.

Federal officials charge several in North Carolina with fraud

Several federal investigations being conducted in North Carolina and the surrounding states have led to charges being filed against numerous individuals. The charges are in connection with what federal investigators say are separate mortgage fraud schemes that have been conducted over the course of several years. All of the individuals have been accused of conspiracy to commit fraud, but some are also facing additional charges.

White collar crimes may face North Carolina grand juries

A piece of legislation currently in front of the North Carolina Senate could change the way that white collar crimes are investigated. If this is passed, prosecutors would now have the ability to investigate white collar crimes by convening a grand jury. Public corruption cases would also fall under this proposal.

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