A 49-year-old Ohio man was indicted on April 8 on charges of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The allegation is that the man used a straw buyer to get a mortgage loan and a line of credit in 2007.
Ohio readers may be interested to hear about the case of a woman recently arrested on federal charges in a neighboring state for allegedly extorting money from another woman rumored to have had an affair with her husband. The other woman was arrested for embezzlement from the college where she worked. Supposedly, the recently arrested woman threatened to tell the college employee's husband about the affair if she failed to pay.
In 2007, Collaborative Systems Group, an Ohio computer consulting business, hired a woman from a neighboring state to serve as the company's CFO. After nearly three years in that position, the now former CFO is said to have embezzled $1,065,000 from the company during her time there. The 41-year-old woman faced federal embezzlement charges before a U.S. District Court in Ohio. She ultimately decided to agree to a plea arrangement in June of this year and was recently sentenced to prison for 27 months.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Department has arrested one of its civilian employees that works in the front office. The Ohio woman has been charged with embezzlement related to some missing funds. The missing money is comprised of service fees paid by Fayette County citizens for various things.
One of two people accused of stealing approximately $675,000 from an Ohio based company pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. She is charged with several crimes related to the embezzlement, not the least of which includes several counts of telecommunications fraud. It is alleged that she embezzled about $228,000 of that $675,000. The other charges include conspiracy, corruption and aggravated theft.