Criminal Wire Fraud Blog

West Virginia Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

John W. Hawkins pleaded guilty to a federal charge of mail fraud on February 21st and resigned from his position as Barbour County Sheriff.  Hawkins, 47, admitted to staging an automobile accident in April of 2013 in order to receive … Continue reading

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Social Security Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Tabaris Archie Brown, a former employee of the Social Security Administration office in Birmingham, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing personal information and benefits.  In the plea agreement, Brown pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud, theft of … Continue reading

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Former Mayor Pleads Guilty in Wire Fraud Scheme

Stephen S. Dennis, the former mayor of Grandview, MO, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to a wire fraud scheme in which he used a bogus charity to steal $35,000 in contributions from a local non-profit organization.  Under the … Continue reading

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Title Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Karen Strasser Steinke, the former owner of Metro East Title Company, pleaded guilty last week to one count of wire fraud, and one count of structuring financial transactions. Steinke admitted in her plea agreement to stealing funds from escrow accounts … Continue reading

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