| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:44 PM
The Better Business Bureau is warning West Michigan residents to be wary of a scam, which uses the name of a well-known local business.
In May 2012, the BBB was alerted that a company was using the name "Preferred Benefits," an established Grand...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The trial of embattled Indianapolis financier Tim Durham and two associates accused of fraud in the massive collapse of the Fair Finance corporation began in federal court Monday morning.
Durham, partner John Cochran and controller Rick Snow are...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The case that has rattled the nation's renewable fuels industry began with some flashy cars.
As Rodney R. Hailey accumulated a string of vehicles, including a Rolls-Royce, two Bentleys and a Lamborghini, the Perry Hall man's neighbors became suspicious....
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:38 PM
The City of Chicago has permanently barred an electrical contractor and four members of the family that runs the business from getting city work on the grounds they lied to skirt city rules meant to help companies owned by women and minorities.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:27 AM
A Philadelphia man was arrested after trying to pass a fraudulent check at the Tractor Supply Company. Robert Walker, 40, had attempted to pass a fraudulent check at the Harrisburg store before arriving at the Carlisle location.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:03 AM
The former chief information officer for a Chicago-based international law firm has been charged with stealing more than $850,000 in a fraud scheme involving a technology company, federal authorities announced today.
David Tresch, 51, of Itasca is...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 5:11 PM
One good thing about being the victim of a widespread scam estimated to cost American consumers $2 billion a year: You don't feel like the only fool in the country.
And in the matter of "cramming" — when shady text-message companies bill cell phone...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:57 PM
An official of a North Haven-based contracting company has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution for his part in a multi-state fraud scheme.
Boris A. Tomicic of West Hartford was found guilty last...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Citizens Energy Group and Indianapolis Power and Light Company are warning customers about a bill payment scam.
Customers have reported receiving calls claiming that President Obama has authorized a new federal program to pay utility bills. The scammers...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Ernst & Young LLP received the usual kid-glove treatment given to too-big-to-fail enterprises when it reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over illegal tax shelters it sold more than a decade ago. The government chose not to prosecute the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The email that claimed to be from FedEx looked real enough when it arrived in a Broward County sheriff sergeant's personal in-box.
It advised that the deputy — who does not want his name used in this story because he works undercover — had a...