Crime Scene: Financial Crimes

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Woman who faked cancer to scam ex-Raven sentenced

A judge gave a suspended five-year prison sentence Thursday to a Pikesvillewoman accused of obtaining $10,000 from an ex-offensive lineman by falsely claiming to need treatment for terminal cancer.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:13 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Texas man convicted in $100M fraud scheme

A federal jury convicted a 39-year-old Houston man for his role in a $100 million fraud scheme that had more than 800 victims across the U.S. and Canada.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Fourth guilty plea in bank fraud case

Another co-conspirator in the mortgage scheme case involving Taylor, Bean & Whitaker’s former chairman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges to conspire to commit bank, wire and securities fraud.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Guilty plea in Colonial Bank fraud case

Catherine Kissick, the former senior vice president of Colonial Bank and head of its mortgage lending division, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to commit bank, wire and securities fraud in a scheme that led to the downfall of Colonial Bank...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Woman pleads guilty in NIH funds theft

An Upper Marlboro woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $1.9 million from the federal government by using her position as a sub-contractor to double-bill for projects related to the expansion of the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Fraud nets former Va. cop 10 years

A former Henrico County police officer has been sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison for defrauding investors in his house-flipping business. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Donald Lacey's plea for lenience Tuesday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/16/2010

Loudoun missionary officer indicted

A Loudoun County grand jury has indicted Eun Tae Lee, a former top officer for a non-profit Christian missionary group, on 17 counts of embezzlement for allegedly stealing more than $700,000 from the Northern Virginia group. Lee, 50, was listed in state records as the chief administrative officer for Seed International Inc., a missionary group sponsored by the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Vienna, and headed by the church's former top pastor, Won Sang Lee.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)