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Tag Archive | "wire fraud"

Michael Avenatti Arrested on Federal Charges of Extortion, Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud

Michael Avenatti accused of trying to shake down Nike For $22 Million, including conspiracy to transmit interstate communications with intent to extort, conspiracy to commit extortion and more. On March 25, 2019, Michael Avenatti was arrested in Manhattan, New York City, and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced that Avenatti was […]

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SENTENCED: Another Arlington Heights Man Convicted of Wire Fraud — Defrauded Investors

Many Duped Investors Were Public Safety First Responders More than 200 investors in an Elk Grove Village company that purportedly made homeland security and food safety products lost more than $9 million through the offer and sale of stock, according to a federal fraud indictment against the company’s majority owner and chief executive. The former […]

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Internet Fraud Scams: Mount Prospect Police Make Arrest In Year Long Wire Fraud And Money Laundering Investigation

Internet, wire fraud suspect Samson O. Alimi (Mount Propsect Police Department photo). On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Mount Prospect Police Department Investigations Unit arrested and charged Samson O. Alimi, 29 years old, of 3233 W. Olive Avenue #2N, Chicago, IL after a year-long investigation with one felony count of Wire Fraud, one felony count […]

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Arlington Heights Resident on South Dunton Ave Near Orchard St, Arlington Heights Victim of Grandparent Scam

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:01 AM Monday of fraud by “The Grandparent Scam” at 900 South Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim posing as an attorney and told the victim that the victim’s grandson was in jail. The victim was […]

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The Grandparents Scam: 82-Year-Old Victim Suffers $5,000 Loss By Offender Claiming to Be Lawyer After Her Grandson

SCAM ALERT: Arlington Heights police reports an 82-year-old female victim received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be her grandson. The offender told her he needed money because he was involved in an accident in Florida where the unborn child of the other driver was killed. A second subject claiming to be the […]

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Two Men Charged with Fraud for Taking Thousands of Dollars in Fees for Home Loan Modifications Without Providing Services

Two men who operated various businesses at multiple Chicago area locations since at least 2009 are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly charging thousands of dollars in advance fees, purportedly to help individuals modify their existing home mortgage loans, but then failing to provide the services they promised. The charges allege that the defendants defrauded […]

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Elgin Woman Attempts To Claim Jackpot With Fraudulent “Winning” Illinois Lotto Ticket at Des Plaines Claims Office

In police photo, Leandria Williams might be thinking, “How was I supposed to know they have people double-checking this state lottery stuff?” Leandria Williams, 28, of Elgin, was indicted yesterday on felony charges of attempted theft and forgery, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today, following previous felony charges of wire fraud that came […]

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Fake Check Scam Involves Request for Money Back For Overpayment Via Fake Check

SCAM ALERT: Arlington Heights police received a report of a scam attempt recently. A potential victim was contacted by a subject through Sittercity.com where baby sitters/nannies can network with those needing their services. He emailed she got the job and he would send her a check in advance for the first month of work. She […]

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Telephone Fraud Alert: Man with ‘Jamaican Accent’ Offers Prize if Money is Wired to Montego Bay

SUSPICIOUS PHONE CALLS: A skeptical female kept herself from becoming a victim of fraud recently. She received a telephone call from a subject with a heavy Jamaican accent claiming to be “Richard Benjamin”. “Benjamin” advised her she had won a $2.5 million raffle prize but needed to wire $250 to Montego Bay, Jamaica. She was […]

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