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White Collar Crimes Archives

White collar crimes: School treasurer charged with embezzlement

The actions of people who manage federal funds in Michigan and elsewhere are typically carefully monitored. Anyone with access to hundreds of thousands of dollars might be tempted to misappropriate it. A 57-year-old school treasurer in another state faces federal white collar crimes charges of embezzling over $470,000.

White collar crimes: Marines indicted for medical insurance fraud

Michigan residents might be interested in a case that involves three members of the U.S. military. Federal prosecutors reported that a member of the U.S. Navy and two Marines were indicted after an investigation that lasted four years. The white collar crimes charges relate to an alleged scheme of defrauding the national military health care program.

White collar crimes: What constitutes art forgery?

Being accused of involvement in art forgery is a serious matter for anyone in Michigan or elsewhere. Although art forgery is known to be a lucrative business, not every person who has fake art pieces is involved in art forgery. This form of white collar crimes comes in three types.

White collar crimes: Tax preparer faces wire fraud charges

A 51-year-old Michigan man is on bond after his recent appearance in federal court. The man is accused of committing white collar crimes during his employment with a tax services company. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the man committed wire fraud from 2015 through February of this year.

White collar crimes: Forgery comes in many forms

Without understanding what constitutes forgery, people in Michigan might find themselves facing criminal charges without realizing the potential consequences of their actions. Faking a signature, making false documents or objects, or modifying existing documents could all constitute white collar crimes. Documents that are often forged include art objects, legal contracts, licenses, historical papers, ID cards and certificates.

White collar crimes: Man pleads guilty in $2.5 million fraud case

Facing federal fraud charges in Michigan is serious, and convictions can lead to years in federal prison and significant fines. A construction company owner in another state recently pleaded guilty to federal charges involving $2.5 million concealed from the IRS. Reportedly, the white collar crimes scheme started in Dec. 2014, and continued for nearly four years.

Breathalyzer use suspended due to alleged white collar crimes

Over 200 Breathalyzers were removed from service while the Michigan State Police investigates allegations of fraud and forgery. One of the three vendors who service the state's Breathalyzers is suspected of committing white collar crimes. It is not yet clear how this would affect drivers who were charged with drunk driving after being tested by machines that may not have been calibrated.

Bank teller pleads guilty to white collar crimes charges

A former employee of Michigan First Credit Union recently entered a guilty plea to embezzlement charges that were filed against her in December. Reportedly, Michigan First Credit Union investigated irregularities reported by the family of a 92-year-old client of the bank. During a meeting with her employers, the 52-year-old teller admitted to stealing funds from a vulnerable adult. She worked for the bank for 13 years, but her employment was terminated after she confessed to committing white collar crimes.

White collar crimes: $1 million sales of fake memorabilia

Michigan residents who purchased memorabilia online between 2010 and last month might now be unsure about the authenticity of the products. Federal prosecutors reported the arrest of a man in another state on white collar crimes charges. It is alleged that he offered autographed items of celebrities, movie stars and sports figures online. The indictment claims that people who were hired and paid to do it forged the signatures.

White collar crimes: 3 men arrested for alleged credit card fraud

Being accused of credit card fraud is serious, and people in Michigan or elsewhere will be wise to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. In fact, that applies to any accusations of white collar crimes. This will likely be the first steps taken by three men in another state who were recently arrested and charged with credit card fraud.

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