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Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

Texas Yacht Captain Imprisoned for ID Theft, Passport Fraud

Texas Yacht Captain Imprisoned for ID Theft, Passport Fraud

A Texas yacht captain who took the identity of a dead infant to escape litigation over the death of her husband and infant daughter in California has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Ex-Exec Admits Stealing $850K from Health Care Giant

Ex-Exec Admits Stealing $850K from Health Care Giant

A former executive with Pittsburgh-based health care giant UPMC has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from the company by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

Central Texas Official Accused of Theft, Abuse of Office

Central Texas Official Accused of Theft, Abuse of Office

The Madison County Commissioner Phillip Grisham has been arrested on theft and abuse of office charges in an alleged dispute over maintenance equipment.

Friday, Feb 12, 2016

South Texas Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Theft, Faces Firing

South Texas Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Theft, Faces Firing

A South Texas sheriff's deputy has been charged with theft for allegedly charging $2,900 of her own expenses to an inmate's credit card.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Mexico Catches Drug Gang That Stole 41,000 Gallons of Fuel

Mexico Catches Drug Gang That Stole 41,000 Gallons of Fuel

Mexican prosecutors said Tuesday they have caught the leaders of a drug gang that stole at least 41,400 gallons (157,000 liters) of fuel from government pipelines.

Friday, Nov 13, 2015

Texas Official Pleads No Contest in Theft Case

Texas Official Pleads No Contest in Theft Case

A South Texas elected official has pleaded no contest in a theft-related case and resigned over his alleged personal use of county-owned farm equipment.

Saturday, Oct 31, 2015

Man Hopes to Reclaim Name

Man Hopes to Reclaim Name

The decades-long nightmare that ruined Marcus Calvillo's life started when he was a teenager and was wrongly accused of writing bad checks. His driver's license was later revoked for a slew of unpaid traffic...

Friday, Oct 30, 2015

South Texan Faces $5M Securities Fraud

South Texan Faces $5M Securities Fraud

Regulators say a South Texas man faces securities fraud, theft and money laundering charges in a $5 million investment scam in the Alice area.

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

6 Indicted in $15M Crops Scam, Farmers Not Paid

6 Indicted in $15M Crops Scam, Farmers Not Paid

A South Texas grand jury has indicted six men accused of stealing $15 million from farmers by brokering the sale of crops then pocketing the cash.

Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Ex-Volunteer Fire Chief, Pleads Guilty to Theft

Ex-Volunteer Fire Chief, Pleads Guilty to Theft

The former chief of a Harris County volunteer fire department accused of using department money for personal use has pleaded guilty to theft

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