Crime & Fraud

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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.

June 24, 2015

Ky. Fleet Employee Indicted for Missing Tires

A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for.

June 12, 2015

CDL Tester Indicted in South Carolina

A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.

May 29, 2015

Man Given 2-Year Sentence in CDL Fraud Case

Another man connected with a widespread CDL test-taking fraud scheme was sentenced by New York District Court to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

May 15, 2015

Former Trucking Company Operator Given 3 Years in Prison

Dragan Simovski, the operator of Illinois-based Freedom Transportation was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his connection to an illegal double-brokering scheme.

May 12, 2015

Average Cargo Theft Value Increases

While the number of incidents of cargo thefts in the U.S. declined in the first quarter of the year from the same time in 2014, the average value of each heist jumped 25%, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

May 8, 2015

Broker Pleads Guilty in Phony Cargo Insurance Scam

In an operation the FBI called "theft and greed on a large scale," a former insurance broker has pleaded guilty to bilking nearly 800 trucking companies out of $3.7 million for phony cargo insurance.

March 11, 2015

Cargo Theft Declines in 2014, Average Value Increases

Two separate reports show the number cargo thefts in the U.S. fell last year compared to 2013, but the average value of the heists increased.

February 25, 2015

Woman Receives 63 Months in Prison for Stealing from Trucking Company

A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.

February 16, 2015

Sentence Handed Down in Household Goods Moving Scheme

A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced by a federal court after pleading guilty earlier to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion in a household good moving scheme.



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