Fraud

Three people sentenced for health care scheme in Mississippi

Three more people accused of participating in a multi-million dollar health care scheme have been sentenced in federal court in Mississippi. U.S. District Senior Judge Keith Starrett sentenced 47-year-old Glenn Beach of Sumrall to 13 years and 53-year-old Hope Thomley…

Diamondhead man pleads guilty in truck-buying scheme

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Diamondhead man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, admitting that he inflated the cost of trucks he was buying to get extra money from lenders. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst in Gulfport said Tuesday that Louis…

Mississippi seeing rising cases of unemployment fraud

By LEAH WILLINGHAM JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is seeing an influx of fraudulent unemployment claims, mirroring a concerning trend across the country, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday. “These are all through sophisticated networks of…

Governor Reeves addresses unemployment fraud

In his daily press briefing, Governor Tate Reeves highlighted an ongoing issue across the country. Governor Reeves said unemployment systems across the country are being attacked with false claims. They are often sophisticated networks of criminal hackers who will take…

Beware! Stimulus checks attract the scammers

Now that federal stimulus checks are beginning to arrive in bank accounts or mailboxes, the Biloxi Police Department is reminding residents to beware of scams. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller, appearing on the city's daily Be Prepared video, said police…

Fraud schemes widespread during COVID-19 emergency

JACKSON, Miss. – Fraud schemes become more common, according to State Auditor Shad White, during emergencies. To help combat that fraud, the Office of the State Auditor today released information on the best authorities to contact if Mississippians see a fraud…

Consequences of tax fraud

It will cost you more than a guilty conscience if you’re misleading on your tax return. News 25’s Victoria Bailey spent the day with a certified tax preparer to find out just what that means. "They're just waiting on you…