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Shakopee Man Charged With Defrauding Food Stamp Program Of $29K

A Shakopee man was charged Thursday with one count of food stamps fraud, costing the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) over $29,000.

04/19/2013

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2 Escape From Low-Security Federal MN Prison

Two men convicted for fraud have escaped from a low-security federal prison camp near Duluth, Minn., according to authorities.

03/31/2013

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Denny Hecker Moves To His 9th Prison

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.

03/29/2013

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Tax Fraud Trio Pleads Guilty

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.

03/27/2013

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5 Years In Prison For Investment Scam

A Rochester man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for swindling more than $11 million in investment scam.

03/19/2013

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Former Minn. Man Pleads To Investment Scheme

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.

01/18/2013

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St. Paul Man Sentenced In Stolen Art Scam

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.

01/15/2013

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Audit: Nonprofit Director Misused Grant 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.

12/06/2012

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Care Attendant Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Stealing Minor’s ID

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.

11/19/2012

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Lumberjack Days Employee Charged With Theft By Check

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.

11/09/2012

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Former Mora School Official Faces 4 Felonies

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.

10/15/2012

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2 Mpls. Women Pleaded Guilty To Stealing $1.5M From ING

A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.

09/27/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To False $250K Art Insurance Claim

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.

08/17/2012

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Former Viking Michael Bennett Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.

08/07/2012

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Two Mpls. Women Charged With Stealing More Than $1M

Two Minneapolis women were charged Thursday in Minneapolis federal court with stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.

07/26/2012

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Reports Of Fraud, Abuse Surround Federal Free Phone Program

A federal program is giving away thousands of free cell phones and minutes in Minnesota, and you’re paying for it.

07/19/2012

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Inver Grove Heights Man Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Scam

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.

07/13/2012

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4 More Charges For Petters Associate; Total Now 28

The former associate of disgraced Minnesota businessman Tom Petters now faces additional federal charges in connection with Petter’s $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

07/12/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To SW Pennsylvania

Denny Hecker has found a new home behind bars. The one-time Minnesota auto giant who’s serving a 10-year prison sentence for fraud is currently imprisoned in Loretto, Penn., located about 80 miles east of Pittsburgh.

06/09/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To Pennsylvania Prison

For the fifth time in four months, fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker has been switched to another prison. Hecker, 59, was recently moved to the U.S. Penitentiary in Canaan, Pa.

05/22/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To Oklahoma City

Denny Hecker is on the move again. The one-time Minnesota auto giant is serving a 10-year prison sentence for fraud.

05/17/2012

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St. Paul Store Owner Gets 41 Months Of Food Stamp Fraud

The owner of a St. Paul store will spend 41 months in prison for trafficking food stamps, the Department of Justice said.

05/08/2012

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15 Accused Of Defrauding Agencies

Fifteen people are accused of bilking unemployment insurance agencies in Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota out of nearly $9 million by setting up more than 80 fictitious companies.

04/18/2012

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Scam Victim Warns Of Tax Fraud Tactic

Tax day is days away. Tuesday, April 17th is the filing deadline this year. If you haven’t sent in your return yet, one Minnesota man warns that you could be hit with quite the surprise – someone else may file before you do.

04/12/2012

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Savage Man Sentenced In $13M Mortgage Scheme

A Savage, Minn. man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after making a plea agreement in a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme.

03/30/2012

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