A woman who used to serve as a Postal Service worker in Minnesota was accused of stealing disability benefits totaling over $100,000 paid to her by the federal government. The fraud that was alleged against her spanned the 3.5-plus years, leading up to May 2019. The woman has since pleaded guilty to the theft charge.
Eleven people currently face criminal charges for allegedly scheming to steal from the Medicaid program in Minnesota. The 11 individuals who allegedly committed fraud are said to have attempted to steal over $800,000. According to authorities, these individuals were involved in nine separate fraud cases in the state involving Medicaid.
A boat dealership co-owner in Minnesota was recently convicted of engaging in fraudulent activity. Specifically, the court found that he defrauded the state's Department of Revenue. The conviction comes after the man entered a guilty plea to fraud charges in early September.
A couple in Minnesota were recently accused of engaging in a scheme involving welfare. Their alleged scheme caused a Minnesota county to lose over $20,000. The two individuals now face felony fraud charges in connection with the reported scam.
A former chiropractor in Minnesota was recently sentenced to prison for engaging in fraudulent activities as part of his practice. Specifically, the 36-year-old man was sentenced to 27 months behind federal prison bars for committing wire fraud. He will also have to spend a year under court supervision and pay restitution as part of his plea agreement.
A woman who used to work at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota was recently accused of stealing nearly $72,000 from the hospital. She allegedly did this by committing mileage claim-related fraud from 2015 to 2018. The woman facing fraud charges once served as the hospital's nurse manager.
A public official finds herself in a difficult position after allegations of wrongdoing on her part and the part of the organization she runs, the Department of Human Services, have come to light. Specifically, these accusations related to potential fraud in how the DHS investigates Minnesota child care organizations. This official adamantly maintains her innocence and claims the probe is simply an effort to derail her political career.
A Minnesota credit union's former chief executive officer (CEO) and president has been accused of stealing more than $2.5 million. She is therefore scheduled for an arraignment in late March on a felony charge of fraud. The arraignment will take place over five years following the credit union's financial collapse.
A grain elevator manager in Minnesota has been accused of treating himself to safaris with the millions of dollars he allegedly stole from the company over a period of 15 years. However, he recently decided to surrender to federal officials after being formally charged with mail fraud and tax evasion. He will reportedly plead guilty to the crimes in mid-February.
Three women in Minnesota have been accused of stealing money intended to help homeless individuals. They currently face fraud charges. According to federal prosecutors, the women pilfered thousands of dollars while working at Catholic Charities.