This is a random list of perpetrators who have been convicted of fraud or are wanted by authorities in connection with fraud activities. Many are still behind bars, but some serve only short terms and are quickly back to the streets preying on innocents. we especially like to include fraud perpetrators who died in prison. Watch out for the recidivists – they’re the worst!

Not a new low for perpetraitors as another Grenfell Tragedy fraudster jailed.

All fraud is despicable but 26-year old Yonatan Eyob stooped low for this one. On September 7, 2018, Eyob was sentenced to almost three and a half years for scamming the deceased. The city of London was devastated by a massive fire in 2017. Known as the Grenfell Tower fire, the disaster took the [...]

Irish “Wolf of Wall Street” cons elderly investors out of millions.

The owner of two fake businesses in London. England was found guilty of conning investors out of nearly $4 million. Dylan Creaven is the man who ran these fake businesses. He targeted elderly investors by selling them carbon credits that didn't even exist. People and businesses usually buy carbon credits to reduce their carbon [...]

Marijuana-growing certificates proven fake…Florida attorney disbarred

Ian James Christiansen, a lawyer from Jacksonville, Florida, is no longer allowed to practice law in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court disbarred him for giving clients wrong legal advice about the growing and selling of marijuana. Christiansen worked with a doctor who did not have the right to practice medicine. Together, they charged a [...]

Fraud by seniors against seniors is always shockingly sad…

When it comes to fraud, elderly persons are among the most vulnerable. There are a number of schemes specifically targeted for this aging population. For this reason, industries such as home health care, mortgage loans, and law services become regular stomping grounds for fraudsters preying on senior citizens. Carol Dotson, 71, of St. Louis, [...]

Tennessee woman scams nearly 100 people of travel vacations.

A travel agent is supposed to take the burden and fear out of travel. Can you imagine running out of money on your anniversary trip? Or being left stranded in an international country? These are just a sampling of the situations that clients at Rhonda’s Travel Corner had to endure. And it wasn’t just [...]

Robbery of medical marijuana facility accidentally uncovers cannabis fraud.

On July 12, 2018, 25-year-old Veneranda Kyere pleaded guilty for her part in a 2016 armed robbery. Kyere and four others, including one woman and three men, were charged on several counts. According to Niagara Regional Police, the charges include “robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, pointing a firearm, disguise with intent and uttering [...]

Utah teen murdered after attempt to sell kitchen spices as cannabis.

The most common consequence of fraud to the victim is money loss. Consequences to the perpetraitor can be fines and jail/prison time, if any. For 19-year-old Hunter Woodson, the price he paid for fraud was with his life. On November 21, 2018, Hunter Woodson was murdered. His killer, 17-year-old Seth Carreras, was angered after [...]

Here’s how greed and stupidity are co-joined at the hip.

From the big mouse to the big house. In May 2012, three Florida fraudsters were charged with a four-year-long Disney World scheme. Joseph Geiger, Robert Falk and Steven Nero were discovered to have swindled several thousands of dollars at Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida. Their sneaky scheme involved first reserving their [...]

Games giant, Disney, caught “slurping the kids’ data” without consent.

On August 3, 2017, Amanda Rushing, filed a class-action lawsuit against Disney. The suit alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Defendants in the lawsuit also include software developers Unity Technologies, Upsight Inc. and Kochava Inc. Websites and online services must abide by COPPA requirements if their content is intended for [...]

Individual defrauds Sony out of almost a million dollars.

In a new twist, an ex-employee of Sony stole about 750,000 from the company with help from a friend. Xavier Gusman worked for Sony at the time. He checked the copyrights to make sure they were correct before Sony paid for them. That was probably where he thought about the idea, along with his [...]