Embezzlement News

Louisiana Police Jury Files Claim, Hires Law Firm to Recover Stolen Money

The Rapides Parish Police Jury has hired a law firm to try to recover money they say was stolen from the District Attorney’s Office by an employee. The police jury, which is the governing authority for the parish, agreed on …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Former California Claim Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $289K Elizabeth Louise Brown, 48, of Canyon Country, Calif., a former claims adjuster with Explorer Insurance, pleaded guilty to two counts of insurance fraud with a white collar crime enhancement penalty for …

Guilty of Embezzlement, Ex-QBE Exec Sentenced to Year and a Half in Prison

A former executive of QBE Insurance Group was sentenced on Thursday to 1-1/2 years in prison for conspiring to embezzle $2.6 million from the insurance company, some of which he used to buy a house and luxury vehicles. James Shea, …

Insurance Fraud Around the Nation

Man pleads guilty to $190K insurance fraud scheme, extortion A bookmaker has pleaded guilty to charges he shot a gambler with a stun gun and tried to burn down a restaurant in a $190,000 insurance fraud scheme in Hartford. The …

Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison for Former Oklahoma Insurance Firm Employee

The former employee of an insurance company faces two years in federal prison and more than $168,000 in restitution after being sentenced on a fraud conviction by U.S. district judge in Oklahoma City. Carla Jo Mires, of Oklahoma City, was …

Former New Jersey Fire Commissioner Admits Stealing Funds

Prosecutors say a former South Brunswick, N.J., fire commissioner has admitted stealing more than $700,000 while serving as treasurer of one of the town’s fire districts. Charles Hoens III, a 61-year-old South Brunswick resident, pleaded guilty Monday to theft and …

Ex-Florida Resort Execs Order to Pay $300,000 Restitution to Insurer

Two former financial executives of a beach resort on Florida’s Gulf coast were sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement. Former Tradewinds Islands Resorts CFO Sam Baage and former technology director Harold William James were each sentenced to three …

Ex-Iowa Town Clerk Guilty of Embezzlement Ordered to Pay Insurer

A former clerk for a northeastern Iowa town has been given 21 months in prison for embezzling more than $81,500 in public funds. Former Masonville clerk Christine King was sentenced in federal court in Cedar Rapids on Monday. She’d pleaded …

Marquet Embezzlement Report Reveals Highest Rate of Employee Theft in 5 Years

Marquet International Ltd. announced the release of The 2012 Marquet Report on Embezzlement – its 5th annual study of major embezzlement cases in the United States. The study examined 528 major embezzlement cases active in the U.S. in 2012 – …

Former Florida Surplus Lines Association Leader Indicted

A former executive director and past president of the Florida Surplus Lines Association (FSLA) has been indicted for allegedly embezzling an estimated $130,000 in association funds. Roger Gobler has been charged with 11 counts of mail fraud and five counts …