Former Medina County commissioner facing felony fraud, tampering with evidence charges
A Medina County commissioner who resigned last week citing personal reasons faces felony fraud and tampering with evidence charges, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed to KSAT Wednesday night.
Feds move to freeze assets of woman who embellished husband’s wartime injuries in fraud scheme
Department of Justice officials have moved to freeze the assets of a Dripping Springs woman who embellished her Army husband’s wartime injuries as part of a lengthy fraud scheme, federal court records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Man, wife sentenced after stealing over $1M in restaurant investment fraud scheme, officials say
A San Antonio couple was federally sentenced to prison for failing to report their income to the IRS and scheming to defraud business investors of over a million dollars, according to the Department of Justice.
Indictment: Woman convicted of murdering husband provided false payroll info in $9 million scheme
A woman convicted in 2016 of murdering her husband during a road rage incident provided false payroll information over a seven-year period in order to avoid more than $9 million in payments, Texas Department of Insurance officials confirmed Thursday.
Credit union warns of spike in phishing scam targeting local customers
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union has had nearly $1 million in fraud attempts in just the past two weeks, said Vice-President of Enterprise Fraud Brian Munsterteiger, and most of the targets, from what he has seen, have 210 area codes.
RBFCU advises community on suspicious texts, phone calls
KSAT Community partner Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) is working with its members and the community to halt fraud by impersonators of RBFCU or other financial institutions, who may try to gain access to account information through text messages, emails or phone calls.
Ex-East Central ISD booster club treasurer avoids prison in fraud case, for now
A San Antonio woman who had until Tuesday to pay back more than $201,000 in restitution in two felony fraud cases has gotten an extension after convincing a judge she is close to extracting equity from property tied up in a related civil lawsuit.
Former ECISD booster club treasurer pleads no contest in fraud case, ordered to pay $201K in restitution
The former treasurer of an East Central Independent School District booster club pleaded no contest Tuesday in an unrelated felony fraud case and can avoid prison if she pays back more than $201,000 in restitution by early next year, court records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders show.
Suspicious unemployment claims explode during pandemic
Karl Wanke was stunned to open a letter from the Texas Workforce Commission to learn he'd not only filed for unemployment, but had been paid. Turns out, he's one of a surging number of people whose identities were used to fraudulently pocket payouts.
Woman sentenced to 45 months in prison for stealing nearly $1M from her employer
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman convicted of stealing nearly $1 million from her employer was sentenced to 45 months in prison, Department of Justice officials said Wednesday. Rosalinda Fuentes will have to pay back the money she took, which is more than $973,000, officials said. Fuentes used paychecks under current and former employees' names and then sent those funds to bank accounts she controlled between 2014 and 2019, officials said. Investigators say Fuentes tried hiding her scheme by voiding the fraudulent transactions but was eventually caught. Related: FBI arrests man for posing as Black Lives Matter leader, collecting donations for personal use
Ex-Castroville police chief accused of having SUV torched before reporting it stolen charged with wire fraud
Ex-Castroville police chief accused of having SUV torched before reporting it stolen charged with wire fraudPublished: January 29, 2020, 5:11 pmThe former police chief of Castroville was indicted by a federal grand jury after authorities said he conspired with two other people to have his luxury SUV destroyed before reporting it stolen.
City employees fired after keeping seized disability placards, records show
Two employees with San Antonio’s Center City Development & Operations Department have been fired after an investigation found they exchanged disability parking placards that should have been reported to the state and destroyed.