Federal authorities have arrested 25 people in South Florida in connection to a $36 million identity theft and tax refund fraud operation.
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.
Margate City Commission David McClean faced a judge Wednesday in federal court as he was charged with three counts of bribery.
Following a recent robbery of a postal carrier in North Miami, Postal Inspector Ivan Ramirez gave a simple explanation.
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.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission has just released a report showing that the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Metropolitan area was the number one area in the country last year for consumer complaints about Identity theft.