Authorities say a lawyer and his business stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 100 people in Michigan that were facing mortgage foreclosures.
A Detroit man accused of using religion to gain the confidence of people with mortgage problems and steal hundreds of thousands of dollars could very well spend the rest of his life in prison.
Charges include conducting a criminal enterprise, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
“The power of the internet and other technology allows criminals to easily create the illusion that they know more than they do.”
Yvonne Lesiak said that she received a voicemail on her home phone from someone claiming to be with the IRS, telling her she owed money and that they would file suit against her.
Police in Royal Oak are looking for at least two men posing as water department workers.
In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.
A civil complaint says the former Detroit Public Schools administrator inputted false pre-test scores, created fake individualized learning plans and forged signatures from parents.
“I’m completely outraged. I cannot believe that anyone would take advantage of any citizen, especially in the name of jury duty,” said Oakland County Chief Judge Nanci Grant.
A Detroit man is accused of using religion to gain the confidence of people with mortgage problems and steal more than $300,000.