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morning-brew-gpNGuzXYhEA-unsplash-300x200Three Florida men face federal charges in Cincinnati, OH, for their alleged role in a financial fraud conspiracy that involved stealing identities in order to fraudulently obtain tax refunds, coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus checks, and credit cards.

Adesh Alvin Bissoon, 41, of Miami Beach; Michael Jacques Joseph, 37, of Miami Beach; and Victor Torres, 38, of Apollo Beach are charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud affecting a financial institution, and aggravated identity theft. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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rupixen-com-Q59HmzK38eQ-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts has announced charges against a Malden man accused of filing fraudulent applications for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unemployment benefits.

Wagner Sozi, 32, was charged with two counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of making a false claim to the United States. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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rupixen-com-Q59HmzK38eQ-unsplash-300x200A 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.

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scott-graham-5fNmWej4tAA-unsplash-300x200The 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.

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michael-longmire-lhltMGdohc8-unsplash-300x216The 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.

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