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Man, Woman Face Fraud Charges for Instagram Scam

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Social media has been used in recent years primarily to communicate with friends and family members. Businesses also use it to attract customers. Now social media is being used to commit crimes—primarily fraud. Two Maryland residents are facing fraud charges after running a check scam on Instagram. The 24-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were… Read More »

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Maryland Man Arrested for Committing Bank Fraud for a Second Time

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many people are attracted to money and will go out of their way to obtain it — even illegally. Some people concoct elaborate schemes in order to commit fraud on an individual or business. Bank fraud schemes and other financial crimes can often net high dollar amounts, but when a person is caught, the… Read More »

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2 Men Accused of Identity Theft, Bank Fraud

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many people steal identities and engage in fraud for one main reason: money. Stealing mail in order to profit can be fruitful, but it is illegal and can lead to felony charges. Two men—one from Maryland and one from Georgia—were recently indicted on numerous criminal charges after stealing mail and credit cards and opening… Read More »

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Sport Fishing Association

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Embezzlement and other theft crimes are often considered harmless, since they solely involve monetary losses. However, these losses can be huge, totaling hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. An embezzlement scheme involving a Maryland fishing organization has left the association out of business and in debt. The Pennsylvania man, who served as… Read More »

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Maryland Woman Embezzled $1 Million From Employer

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Sometimes those in charge of money for an employer or organization will take a little money for themselves. They start small, taking just a few dollars at a time. When they don’t get caught, they take more risks. This is called embezzlement and these schemes can sometimes last decades. Over time, a person may… Read More »

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Maryland Men Plead Guilty to Bank Fraud Scheme

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Fraud is a crime that can encompass a variety of activities. In regards to bank fraud, a person engaging in this crime may use fake IDs, debit cards, checks, money orders, cash withdrawals and other instruments to defraud banks of large sums of money. This was what recently happened when a group of four… Read More »

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Maryland Woman Sentenced After Embezzling $180,000

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Money is a motivator for most people, and many people will go to great lengths to get ahold of it. Some even create elaborate schemes to deprive their employer of money and put it in their own pockets. This is called embezzlement, and like other forms of theft, it’s a common crime. A Maryland… Read More »

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Woman Convicted of Identity Theft Involving Tax Returns

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Identity theft is a huge problem in the United States. People are constantly getting their information compromised by hackers and others who know how to misuse data. This impacts victims in many ways, but those who are caught can also face stiff penalties, depending on the situation. A woman in Maryland helped clients engage… Read More »

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Maryland Woman Steals $1 Million From Employer, Faces Fraud Charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When hiring a bookkeeper or other position that deals with finances, trust is key. Unfortunately, many of those who deal with money take advantage of their employers. They take money for personal use—often a little here and there—and it slowly adds up. The employer does not catch it until it is too late. This… Read More »

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Treasurer Embezzles $82,000 From Union

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many people steal from their employers. Many engage in petty theft, such as taking office supplies or maybe even a few dollars here and there. Others concoct detailed embezzlement schemes to get their hands on large amounts of cash. Embezzlement is often done by disgruntled employees who are mad about low pay, no benefits… Read More »

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