Posts Tagged ‘mail fraud’

Nonprofit might drop program due to mail scam

JACKSON — Stewpot Community Services and U.S. Postal Service investigators suspect that as much as $100,000 in missing donations were stolen from the charity in a mail fraud scheme over the holidays. Executive director Frank Spencer said Stewpot noticed donations were down sharply between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 compared to the same period in […] [...]

Real estate investors plead guilty to bid rigging

LAUREL — Two real estate investors have pleaded guilty to bid rigging and mail fraud in a scheme to artificially lower prices of auctioned homes in Alabama. U.S. Department of Justice officials say Robert M. Brannon, of Laurel, and his son Jason Brannon, of Mobile, Ala., conspired with others to avoid bidding against each other […] [...]

Supervisor indicted for submitting false invoices, requisitions

LEXINGTON — Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has been indicted by a federal grand jury for mail fraud, bribery and making a false statement. U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and others said the indictment alleges that the 61-year-old Cobbins, of Lexington, from January 2002 through January 2011, carried out a scheme to defraud the county by […] [...]

Couple pleads guilty to wire, mail fraud charges

by Published: September 26,2010

Tags: courts, fraud, insurance, mail fraud, wire fraud

SOUTHAVEN — A Mississippi couple has pleaded guilty to federal wire and mail fraud charges stemming from a scam involving insurance checks totaling nearly $700,000. The Commercial Appeal reports Elizabeth and Robert Rainey of Southaven admitted to siphoning money from her employer, Direct General Insurance Corp. of Memphis, by creating fraudulent checks on insurance claims. […] [...]

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