Until early last year, the website of a Brooklyn-based charity called the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation boasted that the organization had its own “biomedical cancer research center” where “leading scientists” were working on cancer treatments. A PowerPoint slide that the group’s founder, Zvi Shor, used in a presentation showed an office building where the research center was said to be located, with the words “Biomedical Cancer Research Center” across the side of the building.
A suburban New York woman admitted to stealing another person’s identity in order to scam more than $180,000 from the Jewish National Fund.
Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme relied on reams of fake trading documents to fool regulators for decades.
A suspected con artist is using his knowledge of Orthodox customs to rip off unspecting victims with heart-rending tales of woe. But is he really frum himself or just a clever imitator?
A 46-year-old man who pretended to be an Israeli professor has been arrested in Poland for having defrauded three Polish colleges in 2010, the Polish media reported.
A New York City woman who tried to cash in on last year’s mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school by posing as a relative of one of the slain children was sentenced on Tuesday to eight months in prison, authorities said.
A Bronx grand jury indicted a New York woman on Tuesday on suspicion of posing as the aunt of one of the 20 children killed in last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in order to fraudulently solicit donations.
A 37-year-old New York woman was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges she lied to federal agents investigating fraudulent fundraising schemes tied to the Sandy Hook school shooting.
More than $2.48 billion in additional funds recovered from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme have been sent to individuals and organizations bilked out of their investments.