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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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covid_19-300x166The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas has announced the arrest of Michael George McQuarn of Austin for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program of more than $2 million.

McQuarn was charged with wire fraud and making false statements to the SBA. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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aaron-burden-5c5VcFshOds-unsplash-300x225Charles Jon David of  Jacksonville, Florida has been indicted for wire and tax fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida announced in a press release Thursday. David, 57, has been charged with four counts of tax fraud and three counts of wire fraud for allegedly using his position at a Jacksonville religious organization to siphon off funds for personal benefit. Three other individuals were allegedly involved in the scheme as well, but their names have not been released. The press release did not mention whether David has retained an attorney to represent him in the case.

The indictment comes after a joint investigation by the IRS, FBI, and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor will prosecute the case. It is not clear at this time whether the three co-conspirators have been identified or charged.

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pexels-photo-164501-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois announced the indictment of the former president of an Illinois-based non-profit organization for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from the charity.

Carol Babbitt, 60, was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. She was released from custody on February 7 after her initial appearance in federal court. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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pexels-photo-3059854-300x225A Miami man was arrested on federal charges for his alleged involvement in a $1.5 million fraud scheme that targeted the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced this week.

Edwin Jim Garcia-Albarracin of Miami was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of mail fraud, and 12 counts of money laundering. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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