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Police say man wanted in North Macedonia arrested in Germany

Dec. 11, 2019 8:43 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — One of North Macedonia's most wanted criminals, who faces a 32-year prison sentence for crimes including fraud, forgery and assault, has been arrested in Germany, police in Skopje said Wednesday. The man, identified by his initials R.B., was arrested in Hamburg last month on...

DA: Ex-municipal official stole $3M from taxpayers

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former township official outside Philadelphia stole more than $3 million from taxpayers, using some of embezzled money to fund a lavish lifestyle that included trips to Italy and France and shopping sprees for designer clothing and jewelry, authorities said Tuesday. Lisa Moore,...

Prosecutor: Former immigration attorney, husband convicted

Dec. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a disbarred Arizona immigration lawyer and her husband each face up to five years in prison when sentenced in February on convictions for conspiring to commit acts that included forging the signature of a court clerk. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Sullivan said...

Former child support official charged with theft, forgery

Dec. 3, 2019 11:17 AM EST

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A former office manager for the Boyd County Child Support Office in eastern Kentucky has been indicted on charges of theft and forgery. News outlets cited a statement from Kentucky State Police on Monday that said 55-year-old Mary Pickett faces one count of theft by unlawful taking...

Former detective faces more charges

Nov. 26, 2019 4:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Polk County Sheriff’s detective is facing more charges of falsifying records after investigators looked deeper into his work record. Dennis Jones Jr. was initially arrested in September on four counts of falsifying official records, forgery and uttering false...

Woman charged with stealing from high school athletic club

Nov. 23, 2019 9:44 AM EST

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A former secretary at a suburban Chicago high school has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 from an athletic club at the school. In a news release, the Will County Sheriff’s office says 51-year-old Melissa A. McGrath was arrested Friday on felony counts of identity...

2 California men convicted of felony fraudulent construction

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in southern California have said two residents were convicted of more than 200 felony counts each after falsifying documents and conducting fraudulent construction projects on hundreds of homes. Torrance Daily Breeze reported Wednesday that 47-year-old Wilfrido Rodriguez...

Woman accused of embezzling $57K from hockey team

Nov. 21, 2019 8:06 AM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford woman has been arrested and is suspected of stealing $57,000 from a youth hockey organization. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 43-year-old Cara Ruettgers faces charges of second-degree theft, aggravated theft, identity theft and forgery. Police said in a news release that...

Not guilty pleas entered in forgery, theft case

Nov. 13, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman has pleaded not guilty to using fraudulent letters and a judge’s forged signature to swindle more than $800,000 from people who thought they were loaning her money. Thirty-two-year-old Autumn Morrell entered the pleas Tuesday to three counts of theft and three...

Wife of Espanola city councilman is convicted of voter fraud

Nov. 7, 2019 3:55 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of Espanola City Councilor Robert Seeds has been found guilty of tampering in the 2016 election in which her husband won a District 4 seat by two votes. A Rio Arriba County jury on Thursday convicted Laura Seeds on five counts of felony voter fraud. She was found guilty of...