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Jun 26, 2019

Trial Date Set for Mayor Accused of Using App Investor Funds

Trial Date Set for Mayor Accused of Using App Investor Funds

A Massachusetts mayor charged with stealing investor funds intended for his app company is headed for trial in February. The Feb. 24 trial date for Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II was agreed to in federal...

May 22, 2019

Ex-Bank Teller Gets Month in Prison for Stealing Over $100K

Ex-Bank Teller Gets Month in Prison for Stealing Over $100K

A former teller at a Massachusetts bank has been sentenced to a month in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from elderly clients. Jessica Vargas, who worked at Athol Savings Bank, was also ordered to...

May 16, 2019

Jury Convicts Former Teacher of $2.5M in Medicaid Fraud

Jury Convicts Former Teacher of $2.5M in Medicaid Fraud

A former Massachusetts teacher has been convicted of stealing $2.5 million from the state's Medicaid program. Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that Hellen Kiago, of Sturbridge, fraudulently...

Apr 10, 2019

'Who Would Dream About This?' Luxury Car Owner Bemoans Insurance Scam

'Who Would Dream About This?' Luxury Car Owner Bemoans Insurance Scam

A luxury car owner is speaking out after becoming one of the victims of an alleged insurance fraud scam in which vehicles were intentionally damaged by an auto body shop owner. Massachusetts authorities...

Apr 1, 2019

AG: Auto Shop Owner Dented Cars, Stole $170K in Insurance Claims

AG: Auto Shop Owner Dented Cars, Stole $170K in Insurance Claims

Authorities say the owner of two Massachusetts auto body shops has been charged with using sledgehammers and mallets to further damage cars he was repairing in order to get higher insurance payouts. Attorney...

Feb 22, 2019

Ex-Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Customers

Ex-Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Customers

A former teller at a Massachusetts bank has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from several customers, including some in their 80s. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 35-year-old Jessica Vargas...

Dec 20, 2018

Doctor Charged in Opioid Death Pleads Not Guilty

Doctor Charged in Opioid Death Pleads Not Guilty

A Massachusetts doctor faced a judge on Thursday in connection with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient who overdosed on opioids he prescribed. Dr. Richard Miron, 76, is charged with 23 counts of...

Dec 13, 2018

Officials Certify Signatures to Remove Fall River Mayor

Officials Certify Signatures to Remove Fall River Mayor

Officials have certified more than 4,000 signatures gathered in an effort to recall a Massachusetts mayor charged in a federal fraud case. The Fall River City Clerk's office announced Wednesday the Board...

Dec 6, 2018

Worcester Man Avoids Jail for Time for Fraud Marriage

Worcester Man Avoids Jail for Time for Fraud Marriage

A Massachusetts man who entered into six sham marriages to help foreign-born women skirt U.S. immigration laws has avoided prison. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Peter Hicks, of Worcester, was sentenced...

Nov 27, 2018

Police: Email Scam Targeting Parishioners in Duxbury

Police: Email Scam Targeting Parishioners in Duxbury

Police in Duxbury, Massachusetts are warning residents of a scam that targets parishioners via email. Officials received reports of a person using a fake church email address in an effort to receive money...

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