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Homeland Security busts 28 for shamming $1.7 million from trucking companies

| April 05, 2013

Following a two-year probe, 28 people have been indicted for allegedly swindling $1.7 million from multiple U.S. trucking companies, says the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

ICE calls the thefts a “sophisticated money-wiring scheme” in which multiple people obtained codes and bank account numbers — and then provided them to others via phone calls and text messages — from trucking companies who would wire checks to drivers and truck stops via services like Comdata, Fleet One and TCH.

The alleged thieves — who were charged with 97 counts of various fraud, conspiracy and money laundering last month — would then pose as truck drivers at truck stops, present the proper information and pick up and cash the check at the truck stop.

The scheme occurred between February 2011 and November 2012, mostly in the Northern District of Ohio, says ICE.

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  • jj

    I bet they were foreigners

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  • Mike Jones

    YEP….there are SO MANY foreign CRIMINALS in trucking…getting CAUGHT for every conceivable crime that it was very LIKELY alien/criminals.

  • Mike Jones

    This AMNESTY TREASON BILL..does not mention that ALOT of these “immigrunts” have a criminal Background and they DONT mention it is somewhat RISKY to have illegal aliens walking thru our neighborhoods at all hours of the night and day..nobody knows their REAL NAME or anything about them..but our PRISONS are SURE FILLED with them..AFTER they rape, rob, murder, burglarize…….. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.