She seemed like an upstanding citizen: Trusted banker. Loyal friend. Coordinator of an American Cancer Society charity event. President of a merchant group in Montclair, a tony section of Oakland, Calif. But authorities alleged that Linda Sue Foss bilked at least seven mostly elderly clients out of nearly $1.4... Read More »
By Ashley Lutz
Retailers are keeping track of employees suspected of stealing in databases that could keep them from ever working in the industry again.
These databases are used my major retailers including Family Dollar, Target, and CVS, report Stephanie Clifford and Jessica Silver-Greenberg at The New York... Read More »
A 91-year-old woman who pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $201,000 from the south Alabama town where she was mayor for three decades paid hush money in a bid to keep her crimes secret, documents showed.
Prosecutors said River Falls Mayor Mary Ella Hixon pleaded guilty to theft and resigned. In exchange,... Read More »
Some people just don't learn the lesson the first time. A pension manager in Maynard, Mass., faces felony theft charges for the second time in just months.
On Tuesday, Timothy McDaid (pictured, left) was charged with stealing $521,000 from the town's retirement fund -- a mere eight months after he pleaded... Read More »
May 25 (Reuters) - The former head of digital banking fraud and security at state-backed Lloyds Banking Group has been charged with defrauding her employer by submitting close to 2.5 million pounds ($3.9 million) worth of false expense claims. Read More »
There are few stories more heart-wrenching than those in which workers take advantage of vulnerable senior citizens. But the case involving 86-year-old Renee Fuld is particularly egregious because the New York City woman also is disabled.
Fuld's aide, Jackie Pokuwaah, 52, was arrested last year for... Read More »
DIXON, Ill. -- The former financial officer for the small northern Illinois city of Dixon stole millions of dollars more than originally thought, federal prosecutors said Tuesday as they announced plans to try to seize Rita Crundwell's trucks, boats, horses and even theunborn foals she owns.
A federal grand... Read More »
As a champion horse breeder, Rita Crundwell was a familiar face in Dixon, Ill., a sleepy town of 15,000 where Crundwell also worked, managing the town's finances for about 30 years.
But on Tuesday, federal authorities arrested the 58-year-old civil servant, accusing her of stealing $30 million in taxpayer... Read More »
It ranks up there with the first paycheck as the moment when you know your professional life has really begun -- having your lunch stolen from the office fridge. So when your "do not touch" signs are ignored, and last night's leftovers are missing, what can you really do? Read More »
A veteran employee at Asda, a Walmart subsidiary in Great Britain, had a neat trick: She would artificially inflate the value of customer's vouchers -- sometimes even double them -- and pocket the difference. When police finally raided her home, they found almost 80,000 pounds in vouchers (the equivalent of... Read More »
Kyle Dowie worked at the Hy-Vee supermarket in Urbandale, Iowa, for 25 years. His job was menial; he handled the cans and bottles brought in for recycling credits. But as a 43-year-old man with a mental disability, Dowie was happy, until he was fired last November for trying to cash in 20 cents of credits that... Read More »
Getting robbed at gunpoint can be a pretty traumatic experience. But even worse? Getting robbed at gunpoint and then fired the next day. This misfortune befell one Massachusetts convenience store clerk, who was let go the day after a holdup because he had left too much cash in the register. Read More »
With stories of strip-searched grandmas and spontaneous molestations, some members of Congress set out to curb the powers of the Transportation Security Administration officer. And on Tuesday, their case gained credence once again, when two TSA officers were sentenced to six months in jail for thieving $40,000... Read More »
Of all the Steve Jobs encomiums that accompanied the death of the former Apple CEO, this may be the greatest one yet.
Police say that Kentucky-based UPS worker Raylon Brooks was so eager to get his hands on the new iPhone 4S he broke the cardinal rule of professional mail delivery -- thou shalt not open a... Read More »
There are a lot of things you could buy with $45,000 of stolen cash: a year at a prestigious private university, a pretty nice sailing vessel, a night at the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. But when Spencer Cullen, 23, and Adriano Altiveros, 19, robbed the Arizona Walmart... Read More »
It's not an easy time to be in the mail delivery business. The woes of the U.S. Postal Service have been well and widely documented, but the sector as a whole has been battered like few other by the digital age. With the need of its primary service -- the delivery of mail -- being rendered obsolete by e-mail,... Read More »