Man Pleads Guilty In Naturalization, Tax Refund SchemeThe U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota says Muhammed Fatty, of Little Canada, pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful procurement of naturalization and to making false claims on tax refunds.
Maplewood Man Indicted In Hmong Homeland Fraud SchemeA 48-year-old Maplewood man is accused of fraud after taking money from Hmong elders and promising land in return
Charges: Woman Stole Pull Tab Money From Burnsville Hockey FundraiserA Savage woman is accused of stealing more than $3,000 in pull tabs from a fundraiser with the Burnsville Hockey Club from January to April.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Faking Ex's Death In Insurance ScamA Plymouth woman pleaded guilty to an insurance scam involving the faking of her ex-husband's death.
Woman Twice Convicted Of Stealing From Elderly Charged AgainA woman twice convicted of stealing from her elderly clients faces similar charges again. Lola Johnson-Mersha was prohibited from working with adults in 2009.
Stillwater Man Pleads Guilty To Using Tricking InvestorsA 40-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing from investors in his wealth management company and using the money to buy a luxury SUV and run a Ponzi-style scheme.
Man Sentenced For Illegally Buying, Selling $4M Of TobaccoA 40-year-old man was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison for illegally buying and shipping millions of dollars worth of tobacco products to Minnesota. Rashid Fehmi Ibrahim was convicted of six counts of shipment, transport, receive, possess, sell, distribute and purchase contraband smokeless tobacco.
AG: Shakopee Inmate Defrauded Medical Assistance ProgramMinnesota's Attorney General has filed felony fraud charges against a 51-year-old woman. With an aging population and soaring hospital costs, home healthcare delivers efficient medical care.
Half Of Convicted 'Yacht Couple' Indicted On Further FraudThe man who avoided federal investigators while living on a private yacht, claimed to be Scottish royalty, and was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for welfare fraud has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $2 million from investors.
Lawsuit Alleges MN Agency Data Breach Revealed Fraud Tipster's IdentityA tipster who alerted a Minnesota government agency to potential fraud involving unemployment benefits sued Thursday after her identity was mistakenly revealed to the man she turned in, leaving her fearful for her safety. Michele Meier's lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development alleges a data breach put her and her child at risk of retaliation.
State Sen. Hayden, Wife Settle Dispute Over Nonprofit PaymentsDemocratic state Sen. Jeffrey Hayden and his wife will pay $2,750 to settle a dispute over expense reimbursements from the troubled Community Action of Minneapolis nonprofit. The Minneapolis legislator and wife, Theresa, reached agreement last week with a court-appointed receiver to pay less than the $3,500 initially sought.
Commerce Dept.: Criminals Posing As Police In ID Theft CallsMinnesotans beware: criminals are aiming to steal your money by posing as members of law enforcement over the phone. The Minnesota Commerce Department says phone scammers are calling people and claiming they are investigating an identity fraud case that involves the victim.