Crime Tacoma Woman Charged In 7-Year Fraud Scheme

07:30  23 november  2019
07:30  23 november  2019 Source:   patch.com

FBI busts $6 million iPhone and iPad counterfeit ring

  FBI busts $6 million iPhone and iPad counterfeit ring The FBI busted a counterfeit ring centered on iPhones and iPads that reportedly cost Apple over $6.1 million. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The scheme involved importing more than 10,000 counterfeit iPhones and iPads from China, United States Attorney Robert Brewer said in a press release.

The director of Fort Wayne's federal housing program and five other women have been charged in an alleged welfare fraud scheme .

In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation), a criminal law

TACOMA, WA — A 39-year-old Tacoma woman was charged in a federal indictment Friday, alleging wire fraud, theft of public funds, aggravated identity theft, social security number misuse, and embezzlement of mail by a postal employee. According to the Department of Justice, Iliganoa Theresa Lauofo, a former mail carrier, illegally collected more than $230,000 in various welfare benefits between 2011 and 2018.

a close up of a wooden table: A 39-year-old woman faces 17 federal charges stemming from an alleged fraud scheme. © Shutterstock A 39-year-old woman faces 17 federal charges stemming from an alleged fraud scheme.

Prosecutors said Lauofo used several stolen identities to claim benefits and open credit accounts, including one opened in the name of an ex-husband. She is also accused of cashing two checks stolen from mail she was meant to deliver while she worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

Court filings allege Lauofo applied for food and income assistance by lying about her husband living elsewhere and claiming several unrelated children living in American Samoa as dependents.

Lauofo faces 17 federal counts and potentially decades in prison if convicted on call charges. She is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in Seattle on December 5.

Ex-director of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America charged .
NEW YORK (AP) — The former head administrator of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been arrested on charges he embezzled over half a million dollars from the organization. Authorities say Jerry Dimitriou was charged Monday with wire fraud for allegedly directing subordinates to give him extra salary and charging hundreds of unauthorized personal expenses to the organization’s credit card. An attorney for Dimitriou says he looks forward to all facts coming to light.Federal prosecutors said Dimitriou carried out the scheme while serving as the administrator from 2000 until late 2017.

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