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White Collar Crimes Archives

Florida teen sentenced to prison for unemployment scam

In late July, a federal court in Miami handed a 54-month prison sentence to a 19-year old man convicted of defrauding individuals, banks, credit card companies, and the state unemployment insurance fund. According to court records, he used a complex system of identity theft to pull off various online scams that totaled more than $1 million in losses. The stolen identities came from a database kept by the Florida Department of Employment. Investigators obtained the IP address used during the data heist and used this information to carry out the arrest.

Florida administrator accused of involvement in fraud scheme

A state health care administrator is accused of taking bribes to assist in a Medicare fraud scheme. A nursing home owner allegedly orchestrated a $1 billion health fraud. The 66-year-old administrator made just over $31,000 annually at her job, where she oversaw inspections at nursing home facilities. The owner of tne nursing homes was a wealthy 48-year-old businessman who owns numerous facilities in Florida.

SEC alleges defendant Googled how to get away with insider trading

When most of us want to learn about virtually anything -- from the important to the trivial -- we immediately go to our laptops, tablets or smartphones. Indeed, our first stop once we have these devices in hand is the ubiquitous search engine Google, where we can conduct detailed searches based on entire inquiries or mere keywords.

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