Monday, April 15, 2013
Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 stores may have been compromised. Check out the list of stores and the latest on the security breach investigation.
Monday morning, Schnucks released its list of St. Louis area stores that were impacted by the recent security breach. As a result of that breach, Schnucks customers across the St. Louis area have found fraudulent charges on their debit and cards. The Schnucks stores on the list (which can be found in the PDF portion of this article along with a timeline issued by Schnucks) are located in a number of Patches throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and surrounding counties. Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 may have been compromised between December and March. The company also says the card number and expiration date may have been accessed, but not the cardholder’s name or address. Schnucks has also set up a …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The officer would have received between $503 and $1,191 in overpayments, according to police.
A former St. Louis County police officer faces a stealing charge after being accused reporting that he worked overtime when he didn’t actually work. Michael T. Wood, 38, of unincorporated South County in the Bella Villa area, was charged Friday with felony stealing. He resigned from the county police department Nov. 8. He worked in the North County precinct at 11815 Benham Road. A St. Louis County Police internal investigation revealed that Wood submitted between 15 hours and 35.5 hours of fraudulent overtime claims between Sept. 14 and Feb. 17. That would have resulted in an overpayment of between $503 and $1,191, according to the probable cause statement. Police reported that Wood admitted to submitting at least 15 hours of overtime that…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Arthur Jordan was director of Adult Care Solutions in Spanish Lake.
A director of a North County adult daycare was charged with submitting fraudulent Missouri Medicaid claims totaling $13,724. Arthur Jordan, 51, of the 1800 block of Kilmory Drive in St. Louis County north of Florissant, was charged Wednesday with six counts of violations involving health-care payments by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Jordan was director of Adult Care Solutions at 12444 Lusher Road in Spanish Lake. According to a Missouri Department of Social Services report, Jordan submitted claims that indicated he provided services to clients when the clients did not receive services. The report indicated the clients were in school or working during the time periods indicated on the claims from Adult Care Solutions. The …
Friday, August 31, 2012
St. Charles Police said the man took money to repair roofs, gutters and screens without intending to do the work.
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- Joe Scott
Friday, August 31, 2012
A Florissant man was charged with taking money for home repairs in St. Charles without intending to do the work. Jason M. Leavy, 38, of the 1300 block of Brenthaven Lane in Florissant, was charged by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office with three counts of using deceptive business practices. St. Charles Police said Leavy made false promises to replace roofs, gutters and window screens on three homes in St. Charles. Police said he did not intend to do the work. The St. Louis Area Better Business Bureau issued an alert on Leavy in March. In the alert, Michelle Corey, BBB president and CEO, said Leavy’s actions have been “so flagrant and so chronic that his involvement in any type of construction work presents a real danger to the public…
Friday, May 13, 2011
John Wesley Jones receives a 32-year sentence, and Jarod Park gets a four-and-a-half-year sentence.
On Thursday, John Wesley Jones was sentenced to 32 years in prison for the armed robbery of ATM Solutions, firearm charges and an escape from Lincoln County Jail. On Aug. 2, 2010, Jones and three others stole $5 million from ATM Solutions. The next day, police arrested Jones after a short pursuit and found $1 million and a firearm in the car he was driving a press release stated. While in custody at the Lincoln County Detention Center, Jones escaped and was later caught in Illinois. One of the defendants in the case continues to be sought out by police, while one awaits trial and another awaits sentencing. The United States Attorney’s Office announced the sentencing of a Florissant man to four and a half years in prison on the charges of …
Friday, May 6, 2011
James Fitch pled guilty to authorizing transactions totaling $400,000 between two years.
On Thursday, the United States Attorney’s Office sentenced James Norvell Fitch Jr. to 18 months in prison for food stamp fraud. In January, Fitch pled guilty to one felony count of food stamp fraud. Between 2006 and 2008, Fitch operated two stores, TR Corner Store and 14th Street Market and Deli, that authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card transactions--or food stamps--that were both qualified and unqualified purchases, such as for cigarettes, clothes, electronics and liquor. For that two-year period, the unauthorized EBT card transaction redemptions totaled more than $400,000. Along with his 18-month prison sentence, Fitch also has a three-year supervised release and pay a restitution of $400,000 for the unauthorized …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tammeria Patrick faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of wire fraud.
Florissant resident Tammeria Patrick has been indicted by the United States Attorney’s office for embezzling as much as $170,000 throughout the course of more than a year. According to the attorney’s office, Patrick worked at Urban Investigation Security as the payroll and accounts receivables manager. In her position, she’s accused of making checks payable to herself in the form salaries, she’s directed health insurance premiums for an employee who didn’t receive benefits, and opening a business credit card for a number of unauthorized expenses. She has been indicted on one felony count of wire fraud. If Patrick is convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison and as much as $250,000 in fines.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Danny O’Guin was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday.
The United States Attorney’s Office announced the sentencing of former pastor Danny O’Guin, 63, to eight months in prison as well as a restitution of more than $100,000 on Friday. According to a press release by the United States Attorney’s Office, O’Guin was accused of receiving loans from his church members of Parker Road Baptist Church between April 2006 and March 2009. In addition, O’Guin used his position in the church to convince members to give money, despite their reservations, and he deceived members for the true intent of their borrowed funds. In November 2010, O’Guin pled guilty to one felony count of mail fraud. United States District Judge Henry Autrey sentenced him Friday.