Wifredo Ferrer

(Source: AP)

Florida Student Aid Accounts Used In ID Theft

Fourteen students and former students of Miami Dade College were arrested in connection to a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme. Accounts used by South Florida college students to receive financial aid were used in the scheme.

11/18/2014

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Florida Men Charged In Jamaica-Based Lottery Scam

Three South Florida men have been charged in lottery scams based in Jamaica.

10/05/2014

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Jamaican Trio Arrested In Alleged Lottery Scam

A trio of Jamaican nationals were arrested Thursday and charged separately for their roles in a Jamaican-based telemarketing fraud scheme.

10/02/2014

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Jamaican Guilty In Florida In Major Sex Traffic Case

A South Florida jury convicted a man on numerous charges connected to international sex trafficking.

07/05/2014

Taxes

U.S. Charges 25 In S.Fla. In ID Theft, Tax Fraud Case

Federal authorities have arrested 25 people in South Florida in connection to a $36 million identity theft and tax refund fraud operation.

04/03/2014

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33 Charged In Fla. Staged Auto Accident Probe

In the continuing crackdown on staged auto accidents in Florida, authorities have charged 33 more people in the scam that is used to defraud insurance companies out of millions of dollars.

CBS Miami–05/17/2013

David McLean (Source: City of Margate)

Margate Commissioner Indicted On Bribery Charges

Margate City Commission David McClean faced a judge Wednesday in federal court as he was charged with three counts of bribery.

04/03/2013

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As Tax Season Nears, Identity Theft Rises

Following a recent robbery of a postal carrier in North Miami, Postal Inspector Ivan Ramirez gave a simple explanation.

CBS4–01/17/2013

Money (Source: MyTV33)

Tax Refund Fraud Victims Getting Left Behind

Tax refund fraud has kept federal prosecutors in South Florida busy as the crime continues to grow in popularity. Just this year, two former NFL players pleaded guilty to taking part in tax refund fraud. For the victims of the fraud, the prevailing message from the government has been, be patient.

CBS4–10/17/2012

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14 Charged By Feds In S. Florida Bank Account Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors have charged 14 South Florida with a scheme which proves you don’t need a gun and a mask to rob a bank. They claim the people arrested in this scheme used computers, personal information, and bank transfers to suck money from victims to criminals at the speed of electrons.

CBS4–06/07/2012

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