Fraudster on trial for alleged scheme over his real identity

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted of stealing thousands of identities in a massive credit card fraud scheme is now on trial over one more identity — his own. Prosecutors say they learned after Adekun...

Over 40 Sri Lankan students duped into working in Taiwan slaughterhouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The University of Kang Ning has been reprimanded by the Ministry of Education for allowing over 40 of its Sri Lankan students to work in slaughterhouses in Taipei and Tainan, r...

Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in ...

Iranian man poses as Norwegian, cheats 3 Taiwanese women out of NT1.35 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A married Iranian man who has been accused of posing as a Norwegian and conning three single Taiwanese women into lending him a total of NT$1.35 million (US$44,000), ...

Council worker admits defrauding London fire survivor fund

LONDON (AP) — A former finance manager for the local authority that owns London's fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower has admitted stealing 60,000 pounds ($78,000) from a fund for survivors of the blaze that ...

Taiwan raises alert as LINE fraud increases in summertime 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has raised the alert as the number of reported fraud cases via LINE is escalating during summer, according to a statistic published by the Criminal Investigati...

Taiwan’s ‘Evil Landlady’ sentenced to 8 years and 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶), dubbed the “evil landlady” by Taiwanese media for swindling tenants over the years, was sentenced to eight years and two months in priso...

Judge sentences Grenfell fraudster to 18 months in prison

LONDON (AP) — A fraudster who masqueraded as the son of a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Mohammad Gamoota, 31, claimed his father died i...

Fraudster who claimed to be Grenfell victim gets 4½ years

LONDON (AP) — A judge in London has sentenced a fraudster to 4½ years in prison for posing as a survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire in order to collect money and donations. Joyce Mso...

Prosecutors seek stiff prison term for 'Pharma Bro'

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors want "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to spend 15 years behind bars for his securities fraud conviction. The government has filed papers asking a New Y...

Trump campaign chief lends name to penny stock tied to felon

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation reveals that the political strategist and online guru who was just named as President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager has a close financial rel...

Taiwan gaming company chief sentenced to 18 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gaming company XPEC Entertainment Inc. (樂陞科技) Chairman Aaron Hsu (許金龍) was sentenced to 18 years in prison and a fine of NT$100 million (US$3.4 million) Friday in an embez...

Convicted fraudster accused for trying to flee US

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Florida businessman convicted in a $179 million investment scheme has been arrested while trying to flee to South America using a private jet. The Ch...

'German Michelin Star Chef' exposed as a fake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A German man who claimed to be a Michelin star chef and was hired by a Kaohsiung hotel to prepare a "Michelin banquet," has been exposed by Taiwanese netizens on...

American arrested for 'magic potion' money scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Keelung police announced yesterday (Nov. 15) that they have arrested an American on suspicion that was involved in an cross-border fraud ring which used the '60s-era &...