A Kentucky couple nearly escaped prosecution for setting a fire that burned their home to the ground and led to the death of a firefighter until a new FBI agent’s search for fresh evidence helped bring them to justice.
Thanks to a multi-agency investigation, the FBI and Department of Justice announced charges against 24 defendants who were allegedly part of a $1.2 billion fraud scheme against Medicare—one of the largest in U.S. history.
A fraudster and his associates who bought credit card numbers online and used them to buy prepaid gift cards and money orders—stealing thousands of dollars in the process—have been sentenced for their crimes.
A Canadian man was sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars for orchestrating a telemarketing credit card scam that defrauded at least 60,000 victims, many of them elderly, out of more than $18 million.
A Nevada man who stole the personally identifiable information of multiple victims from his former employer and used it to open thousands of fraudulent PayPal accounts will be spending time behind bars.
The owner and operator of a hugely popular—and illegal—download service that provided copyrighted music for free will be spending time behind bars for a scheme that caused estimated losses of more than $6 billion.
A Texas building contractor who was handed a nearly 22-year sentence in absentia for his $16 million mortgage fraud scheme received additional prison time upon his return to the U.S. after fleeing to Mexico.
The owner of several purported sober homes and drug treatment centers in Florida was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for defrauding insurance companies and forcing patients into prostitution, among other crimes.
When white-collar criminals exploit trusting members of their church or social circle, it’s called affinity fraud. In Utah, a law enforcement partnership is working to educate the public about these costly scams.
A father and son who headed up two Chicago-area tutoring companies were sentenced to federal prison for running a scam that short-changed low-income students in more than 100 school districts around the nation.