Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bedazzled

Benjamin Tifekchian, 47, of Portland, Ore., was undoubtedly bedazzled by the thought of obtaining free money from the U.S. Government during the global COVID-19 pandemic. He used his jewelry business, Bencho Jewlery Inc. (Bencho), to illegally apply for and receive emergency financial assistance to...

Wow

Have you ever been speechless after you hear about something that is just too hard to fathom? (Like a Southern California man who carried out a series of carefully devised plans to commit fraud and fund a lavish lifestyle? The nerve of him.) Matthew...

No Benefit or Bright Side

A Greene, Oreg., resident convicted of defrauding the Social Security Administration has been sentenced. Edwin N. Harris, 46, previously pleaded guilty to felony counts of concealing income and making false statements of material facts to his entitlement to benefits. Harris had been collecting benefits from...

Identity Crisis

Typically, when a fraudster is guilty of committing one crime, it’s almost a sure thing that they’re guilty of committing multiple. This is the case for one fraudster from Oregon who managed to rack up a staggering amount of charges against her for attempting...

Fraud at First Sight

People often meet their soul mates through friends or family, blind dates or serendipitous situations. In an article published in The Oregonian, one woman met her husband, who happened to be a prisoner, through an online dating service. (I'm not even going to tell...

A Trail of Evidence

Criminals usually assume that they will never get caught and be prosecuted for their dastardly deeds. (In fact, they probably don't think much about the consequences for their illegal actions until after the fact.) An article published by The Morning Call tells us about...

Living a Life of Luxury

You would be hard pressed to find a fraudster who was not interested in living a life of luxury. This selfish desire motivates many a criminal to commit crimes to finance their expensive tastes. The Washington Free Beacon reports on an Oregon...
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