A federal grand jury indicted six current and former Florida State University (FSU) students and a former University of Florida football player for conspiring together in an alleged credit card scam.The defendants face charges that include bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York has announced charges against Brian Bartz of Rochester, NY, on allegations of fraud and identity theft. Bartz, 38, was charged with aggravated identity theft, attempted wire fraud, and wire fraud. Attorney information wasn’t available.
Bartz is accused of submitting false life insurance policies on behalf of hundreds of individuals without their knowledge or consent when he worked at the Benjamin Hollamby Agency. He allegedly ran the scheme in order to collect commissions and bonuses for the sale of those policies. To avoid detection, he used various victims’ bank accounts to pay for the policy premiums, the complaint states.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced the indictment of Jamilla Ciar Hall of Tallahassee, FL, for allegedly using her job to fraudulently obtain $42,000 from Florida Prepaid College Program account holders. Hall, 30, faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. The press release did not say if she has retained legal representation.
The indictment claims the mail fraud and identity theft occurred between July 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. Hall was an employee of Intuition College Savings Solutions (ICSS), which was contracted by the Florida Prepaid College Board to provide records administration services and customer service for the Florida Prepaid College Program—a state initiative that provides families with affordable savings plans for their children’s college tuition.
29 current and former federal, state, and local officials were indicted by a federal grand jury in Tallahassee, FL, last week for allegedly actively working to defraud the government and taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The scheme was allegedly orchestrated by a County Executive Director of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, who is accused of stealing federal drought assistance funds and covering up his actions through identity theft, tax evasion, and other federal crimes with a criminal network of almost 30 people.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida has announced that Michael Jerome Atkins was arraigned on November 21 for allegedly defrauding a senior citizen out of her retirement savings.
Atkins, 60, was charged with mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. The press did not say if he has acquired the services of an attorney.