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Former Radio Shack Employee Sentenced for Stealing Customer Data

Youlanda Rochelle Wright was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $166,384 in restitution, following her guilty plea in December 2011 to one count of false claims against the U.S. and one count of identity theft, …

Texas Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Travis County court sentenced Henry Gomez on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, reported Texas Mutual Insurance Co. Gomez paid $1,155 in restitution to Texas Mutual and was sentenced to seven months’ deferred adjudication. Gomez reported a job-related injury while working …

Leader of Dallas Arson Scam Ring Gets 20 Years

Prosecutors say the leader of a Dallas arson ring that scammed the Red Cross has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 37-year-old Marthella Broadus and ordered her to make more than $1.7 million …

Ohio Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Ohio man has been sentenced for fraud following an Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) investigation that revealed his work as a chef while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Jean-Michel Matos must repay $17,188.86 he collected while working and simultaneously …

Texas Business Sentenced on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

A Travis County, Texas, district court sentenced Ronald (Ron) Rene Hernandez of Austin on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, according to Texas Mutual Insurance Company. The court sentenced Hernandez to six years’ deferred adjudication and 100 hours of community service. It …

Arizona Man Sentenced for Theft of Storm Gates

A Tucson, Ariz., man who sold storm grates stolen from around Pima County has been sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay more than $108,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Matthew McClellan and a co-defendant began stealing grates …

Texas Man Sentenced on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported today that a Travis County district court sentenced Richard Merriman of Bryan, Texas, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Merriman to two years’ deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $3,197 in restitution …

New York Teen Admits to Arson with Flaming Marshmallows

A central New York teenager faces prison time after admitting he threw flaming marshmallows at his neighbor’s house. The Auburn Citizen reports that 18-year-old John Munger pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to fourth-degree felony arson. He admitted tossing …

Man Gets More Than 37 Years for Texas Church Arson

A West Texas man has been sentenced to more than 37 years in prison for torching a church in a hate crimes case. A federal judge in Midland on Wednesday sentenced Steven Scott Cantrell of Crane. Cantrell in September pleaded …

Ex-Rhode Island Insurance Adjuster Awaits Sentencing

A former Rhode Island insurance adjuster is set to learn how long he will have to stay in prison for his role in $40,000 home insurance fraud. Vincent DiPaolo of Johnston faces up to 85 years in prison after pleading …