Crime & Fraud

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July 7, 2016

Charges Dropped Against Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.

June 15, 2016

Murder Indictments for Driver, Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.

June 9, 2016

N.J. Trucking Company Defrauded of Over $900K

Four people have been arrested and charged with stealing more than $900,000 from a New Jersey-based trucking company by issuing fraudulent checks to nonexistent employees.

May 24, 2016

Report: Cargo Thieves 'Nuts' About Nuts

The upcoming harvest season for nuts is expected to get increased attention from cargo thieves in 2016, following big jumps in stealing the previous two years.

May 17, 2016

Truck Cargo Thefts on The Rise

The number of truck cargo thefts in the U.S. increased in the first quarter of the year but the average value of each heist declined, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

March 9, 2016

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

March 7, 2016

FBI Says Suspect Planned Gold Heist for a Year

The man arrested by the FBI in last year's heist of nearly $5 million in gold from a tractor-trailer on I-95 in North Carolina allegedly spent a year planning the robbery, including planting a GPS tracker and a remote-controlled pepper spray device in the truck.

February 16, 2016

High Risk for Cargo Theft Remains Despite 6% Drop in Heists

The number of recorded cargo thefts and the average value of the heists in the U.S. declined in 2015 from the year before, according to a new report.

February 9, 2016

Former Trucking CEO and Employees Sentenced for Fraud

The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics and two other former employees were handed prison sentences by a Texas federal court for conspiring to defraud GE Capital.

November 12, 2015

Heating Oil Scandal Leaves New Yorkers in the Cold

A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.

November 5, 2015

Cargo Theft Incidents Fall, Average Value Up

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.

October 12, 2015

Arrow Trucking CEO Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Tax Fraud

The former head of the defunct carrier Arrow Trucking, James Douglas Pielsticker, has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for tax evasion and fraud.

October 2, 2015

Florida CDL Scammer Pleads Guilty

Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.

September 15, 2015

Doctor Charged With Falsifying CDL Physicals

A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.

August 12, 2015

2 Plead Guilty in California CDL Bribery Scheme

Two defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to sell fraudulently obtained Class A commercial driver’s licenses by bribing DMV employees in Northern California.

August 3, 2015

Cargo Theft Drops, Average Value Around $189,000

Cargo thefts in the U.S. are on the decline, but the value of each heist is virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new second quarter report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

July 31, 2015

Nebraska Trucker Pleads Guilty to Threatening FMCSA Inspector

A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.

July 21, 2015

Driver Involved in Crash Declared Imminent Hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.

July 10, 2015

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

July 7, 2015

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

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