Category Archives: Fraud & Theft Crimes

Former Michigan Police Chief’s Wife Jailed For Health Care Fraud

  48-year-old Christine Reiss, the ex-wife of former Greenville, MI police chief Mark Reiss, was recently found guilty of health care fraud. According to Montcalm County court records, the jury found her guilty of continuing to use her ex husband’s health care, even after the pair was divorced.   The charges have not only affected […]

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Michigan Neurosurgeon Sentenced To Prison For Fraud

  Ask anyone about the hippocratic oath, and most people will parrot back the phrase, “Do no harm.” However, while it may come as a surprise to you, this phrase doesn’t actually appear anywhere in the Hippocratic oath. In addition, the oath itself is not actually required for a doctor to practice medicine. Some hospitals […]

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Michigan Representative Charged For Lying on Bank Loan Application

  After the Courser/Gamrat sex scandal that blazed through the Michigan media for months, the debacle where State senator Virgil Smith shot at his ex-wife’s car, and the business with both the Newaygo County Commissioner and the Bay City Commissioner who faced charges for larceny and destruction of property, Michigan politics seems to have had […]

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Two Men Indicted For Stealing Mail, Cashing Checks

Two men from Michigan have been accused of stealing thousands of pieces of mail from people in three southwestern counties, in order to find cash, checks and money orders. Federal documents allege that the pair were operating as a teacher and understudy, with one man teaching the other how to successfully steal mail, and what […]

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Albion Doctor Indicted For Fraud And Conspiracy

Horace Junior Davis, a 65-year-old doctor practicing in the Albion and Jackson areas, has been indicted on numerous charges by a grand jury from the United States District Court, Western District. The indictment was originally filed on March 9th, but was kept sealed under court order until June 3rd.   Davis is accused of Unlawfully […]

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Falsely Accused of Fraud by a Computer?

Being accused of a crime is scary. Being accused of a crime that you didn’t commit is terrifying. But that’s exactly what happened to Jonna Ferguson. After the Corinthian Colleges closed down the Everest Institute, she was out of a job and had to rely on unemployment from the state of Michigan. But just a […]

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34 Indicted In $22 Million Federal Tax Fraud Conspiracy

One man has recently pled guilty to charges stemming from what authorities are calling a massive tax fraud scheme that cost the federal government millions of dollars. The defendant, 45-year-old Bobby Crabtree, is one of 34 people from Battle Creek, in Calhoun County who have been indicted so far in connection with this case.   […]

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Oakland County Doctor Facing Fraud Charges

Dr. Bassel Altantawi, a 45-year-old doctor from Farmington Hills, Michigan is facing charges for allegations of medicare fraud. The case was announced recently by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who says that Altantawi is accused of 22 counts of fraud for allegedly billing for services he did not provide. The doctor, who practices medicine out […]

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Kent County “Skimming” Leads to Federal Charges

  If you aren’t familiar with the term “skimming”, it refers to the criminal act of “skimming” information from a credit card, usually for later personal use. It is surprisingly easy to accomplish by using a skimming device, which is attached to an ATM or gas station pumps, and puts all of your credit card […]

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Federal Ponzi Scheme Charges

Ponzi Scheme Trial Rescheduled for Michigan ManĀ  Troy Barnes, a 53-year-old resident of Riverview, Michigan, has been accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors out of millions of dollars. Barnes and his co-conspirator, Kristine Louise Johnson of Aurora, Colorado, are now facing federal charges. And the possibility of many years behind […]

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