Archive for the ‘check fraud’ Category

Missing Man Found Safe; Rewards Offered in Connection with Check Fraud

August 12th, 2012 - Comments Off

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The alert that was issued for the adult who was reported missing was cancelled after he was discovered safe on a Sunday evening.

Emery Saunders

The missing adult was last seen at his home at around 1:30 early Sunday afternoon. He was living at a home on Fairbank Road, according to the reports.

The alert for the missing man who was identified as 85-year-old Emery Saunders was lifted at around 8:30 Sunday evening. Reports say that he was back at his home together with his family.

Lawyer: Man Charged for $800K Theft Unfit to Stand Trial

April 7th, 2011 - 2 Comments »

Former pain clinic comptroller and debt collector appeared on wheelchair in court.

LAKE COUNTY, Chicago – The 70-year-old Lake Geneva, Wis. man accused to have embezzled money of about $800,000 from a Libertyville pain clinic is not unfit to stand for the trial, his attorney told a judge concerning to his client.

Attorney Jeffrey Rogers said John McCall suffers from a debilitating form of dementia, which is taking psychotropic medication, more often falls asleep and easily get confused, when the accused appeared in front of Judge George Bridges in a wheelchair.

Serve Probation for Stealing Asked Against Former Drug Court Counselor

December 24th, 2010 - Comments Off

Ricardo Huntley sentenced for stealing clients.

BARTOW, Florida – A two years on probation has been given to a former counselor for Polk County’s DUI/Drug Court after found guilty of stealing cash and items from clients.

Ricardo Huntley was also ordered to serve 180 days in a weekend work release program by a Circuit Judge Keith Spoto.

A conclusion has been made up by the State Attorney’s office after investigation that found Huntley stole clients who were trying to pay fees as part of the intervention and treatment program.

Gunman Robbed Student in Corryville

October 2nd, 2010 - 2 Comments »

CORRYVILLE, Ohio — The robbing at gunpoint of a student at the University of Cincinnati in Corryville early Friday is now being investigated by the authorities, according to Cincinnati police.

The university student was in the 2000 block of Vine Street near East University Street at around 2 a.m. when the gunman approached him from behind and at gunpoint, he demanded cash, a wallet, credit cards, and cell phone.

The 23-year-old student was not injured.

The suspect wore a camel-colored sweatshirt with green, yellow, and purple at that time. He is also described as black, 17- to 20-years-old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, about 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Two in Killing Hawaiian Gardens Casino Gambler Held

September 12th, 2010 - 8 Comments »

SANTA ANA, California – Two people, a man and a woman  were now under the custody of Santa Ana police, as the main suspects of murder in connection to a robbery-killing of a gambler, on his way home after a winning night at Hawaiian Gardens casino.

A third suspect who looks for the victim, Chi Ngoc Bui, won thousands of dollars inside the casino, was the whistle blower to the couple; that the victim would be an ideal robbery target, is now the subject of police manhunt, Cpl Anthony Bertagna of Santa Ana Police said.

For shaking Down Drug Dealer, Two Ex-Miami-Dade Cops Found Guilty

September 10th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Miami, Florida – Joe Losada and Daniel Fernandez were guilty of felonies, jurors decided Wednesday. The two were ex-Miami-Dade police detectives, were immediately jailed to await sentencing.

“We respect the voice of the jury. It was a courageous decision,” Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Bill Altfield said. “They sent a message that this community will not tolerate corrupt police officers who violate the law.”

Undercover sting caught the men pocketing $970 part in marked bills. It was planted at a supposed crime scene inside a North Miami-Dade house in 2006.

Four In Burglary Indicted in Boyd County Kentucky

September 5th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

CATLETTSBURG, Kentucky — Four local residents were indicted by Boyd County jury for allegedly burglarizing a number of local businesses.

Named in the charged sheets according to Boyd Commonwealth’s Attorney David Justice, were David M. Baldridge, 26, and Donald R. Nullins, 38, both of Ashland. Each one was charged 13 counts of burglary.
The other two were Christina Lynn Perkins, 41, of Flatwoods, and Kendra N. Taylor, 23, of Ashland, each on six counts of burglary.

Detectives say man burns truck for insurance money

July 16th, 2010 - Comments Off

TAMPA, Florida – Tampa Fire Rescue says a West Tampa man drove his truck a short distance from his house, set it on fire and tried to collect insurance money.

Detectives arrested 26-year-old Juan Santallana. He’s charged with second degree arson and insurance fraud.

Tampa Fire Rescue says back on the night of June 23, firefighters extinquished his truck. The 2009 Toyota Tacoma was on fire in an alleyway near the corner of Tampania and W. Green Streets. Santallana lives on W. Green Street a short distance away.

After a few weeks of investigating, Santallana was arrested on the morning of Thursday, July 15.