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Maryland Woman Faces Multiple Bank Fraud, Identity Theft Charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Once people get caught up in the thrill of defrauding money from others, they may not be able to stop. Even when a person has been accused of fraud, they may continue with their fraud schemes, causing them to be arrested for even more criminal charges. This was the case for a Maryland woman… Read More »

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Former SSA Employee Guilty of Identity Theft

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Identity theft is a growing issue as people shop online and use credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other personal information. When Social Security numbers are compromised, that can turn into a serious situation for all involved. A Maryland man who worked for the Social Security Administration (SSA) has pled guilty to federal… Read More »

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Pandemic Leading to Unemployment Fraud Scheme

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many people have been down on their luck since the coronavirus pandemic began. They have lost jobs and are struggling financially. For some weeks in 2020, unemployment claims topped several million. Scammers are taking advantage of this and filing their own unemployment claims — but the difference is that their claims are fraudulent. Maryland… Read More »

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2 Maryland Men Arrested for Money Laundering in Romance Scheme

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

We all want someone to love us. As people get older, finding romance can be a challenge. Many elderly people are vulnerable to scams and other types of fraud and unfortunately, people take advantage of this. Two brothers from Maryland were recently arrested after engaging in a money laundering scheme that netted them $5… Read More »

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Maryland Secretary-Treasurer Guilty of Embezzling $294,000

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many people are motivated by money. Some will go to great lengths to attain it. Some people are rich through hard work and luck, while others get rich by engaging in crimes such as embezzlement. This is how a Maryland woman ended up with six figures. She stole the money through her job as… Read More »

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Maryland Man Faces 2+ Years in Prison for Bank Fraud

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Fraud schemes can be quite lucrative, allowing a person access to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. However, these schemes bilk banks, individuals and corporations out of their hard-earned money. They are not only immoral but also illegal. A Maryland man was recently sentenced to 27 months in prison for a bank… Read More »

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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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