A 26-year-old Michigan man, formerly of Chisholm, pleaded guilty to defrauding customers of his custom car shop out of more than $1 million. Edwin Scott Verdung pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and one count of transaction money laundering while working at Memory Lane Classics.
A 38-year-old nurse from Madelia pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court Thursday to fraudulently getting the controlled substance oxycodone while working at an inpatient health care facility.
In an average month, 514,900 Minnesotans receive SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps. The average monthly payment is $117.26 per person. In a visit to Bergan’s SuperValu, WCCO loaded seven items into a grocery cart – cookies, candy, ice cream, dishwashing detergent, hot macaroni and cheese, dog food and steak – to test shoppers on their knowledge of what’s eligible.
A federal inmate who escaped prison in Duluth earlier this year pleaded guilty to his illegal flight Thursday in federal court. Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak, 64, of Minneapolis, escaped the federal prison camp in March 2013 and specifically pleaded guilty to one count of escape from custody.
A 59-year-old Mound, Minn., man was found guilty by a jury Wednesday in federal court for fraudulently raising money for investment in Petters Company, Inc. James Nathan Fry, a hedge fund manager, was convicted of five counts of securities fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and three counts of making false statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A 47-year-old Shakopee man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to using other people’s food stamps. Chin Son Kim pleaded guilty to one count of food stamp fraud.
A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that’s only a fraction of what’s going on.
A 39-year-old Faribault man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for stealing more than $400,000 from his employer, money he then used to build his nearby lake home.
A Shakopee man was charged Thursday with one count of food stamps fraud, costing the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) over $29,000.
Two men convicted for fraud have escaped from a low-security federal prison camp near Duluth, Minn., according to authorities.
Though he’s currently incarcerated, fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker remains a man on the move. Hecker has been moved to the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Littleton, Colo., according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The third and final member of a tax fraud trio pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
A Rochester man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for swindling more than $11 million in investment scam.
A former Minnesota man accused of defrauding investors out of more than $2 million has pleaded guilty to mail fraud. Federal prosecutors say Garry Milosevich, formerly of Duluth, and his partner, Daniel Tepoel, ran a fraud scheme from 1997 until 2007.
A St. Paul man has been sentenced to three years of probation for claiming his pricey art had been stolen and then collecting insurance money.
The executive director of a Minnesota nonprofit could face criminal charges after allegedly using grant money to pay for things like designer jeans and her son’s rent.
A 40-year-old personal care attendant pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding and stealing the identity of a minor in her care, the Justice Department said.
A Stillwater man who worked for the annual Lumberjack Days Festival has been charged with five counts each of theft-by check and issuing dishonored checks.
A former Minnesota high school principal is accused of stealing more than $37,000 that was supposed to go to his school’s baseball team.
A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.
A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to filing a false insurance claim for $250,000 worth of art. Jason William Sheedy, 39, was charged via an information with one count of wire fraud in connection to the incident.
Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.
Two Minneapolis women were charged Thursday in Minneapolis federal court with stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.
A federal program is giving away thousands of free cell phones and minutes in Minnesota, and you’re paying for it.
An Inver Grove Heights man was indicted Wednesday for soliciting buyers to purchase properties at inflated prices in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.