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Henderson County News

Army veteran pleads gulity to $1 million benefits fraud

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A U.S. Army veteran who faked severe vision impairment in order to rake in almost a million dollars worth of disability benefits over 30 years pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer announced.   Read Story »

Tags: military veterans | white-collar crime | fraud

Henderson County News

DSS case worker charged with stealing $80,000 in assistant payments

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A former Henderson County social services caseworker was charged last week with stealing more than $80,000 by switching Medicaid assistance payments to her own bank account when a family became ineligible for the cash, according to arrest warrants.   Read Story »

Tags: white-collar crime

Asheville News

Asheville man indicted for $13.7 million Ponzi scheme

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A federal grand jury indictment accuses a 69-year-old Asheville man of operating a $13.7 million Ponzi scheme based on his promises that a company called Oodles was about to cash in on family entertainment shows and movies worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: white-collar crime

Asheville News

Serial tax evader sent to prison, ordered to pay IRS $2.2 million

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An Asheville orthodontist who stopped paying income taxes in 1996 was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $2.2 million to the IRS, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

Tags: taxes | white-collar crime

Fletcher News

MONUMENTAL CRIME: Gravestone seller charged with defrauding buyers

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A gravestone company owner was charged with 24 counts of fraud after the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigated complaints that he sold monuments and never delivered them.   Read Story »

Tags: cemeteries | white-collar crime

Henderson County News

NC attorney general looking into Opportunity House

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In addition to efforts by the area’s largest charity to find out what’s happening with the Opportunity House, the state attorney general is also looking into the agency that once provided a robust buffet of services for seniors and is now struggling financially.   Read Story »

Tags: non-profit organizations | Opportunity House | white-collar crime | Ken Rhoads | Jackie Roberts

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Once-rising star in local GOP sent to prison

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Tags: East Henderson High School | white-collar crime | Joe Johnson

Henderson County News

New U.S. attorney replaces county native

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Tags: white-collar crime | U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose