Even in a slowly-recovering recession it seems that there ample numbers of people with millions to invest on highly risky ventures. That appears to be part of the scenario surrounding the arrest of a 66-year-old North Carolina man on securities fraud charges. Federal authorities obtained an indictment against the man for running what they characterized as a Ponzi scheme.
An alleged insurance fraud scheme that took place in Wilmington, North Carolina, has been the subject of several news stories in recent weeks. On Jan. 19, the Department of Insurance announced the second arrest pertaining to the purported scheme. A 25-year-old Wilmington man was charged with insurance fraud, as well as corporate malfeasance and obtaining property by false pretense.
Desperate times sometimes drive people to do things that they normally would never even consider. Despite the professional or personal status of an individual, tough economic times may lead to a course of action deemed questionable in the eyes of the law. Recently, a North Carolina Social Services employee was charged with fraud under uncertain circumstances.