Fraud

Man linked to Pagosa hot springs gets 18 months for tax evasion

A former Pagosa Springs man who committed tax evasion, which included income from the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison and one year of probation....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents targeted by phone scam

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and its constituents are once again the target of a scamming ploy to get people to give up their “hard earned money,” officials say. Deputy Adrian O’Haver said...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentences issued in Ute Mountain fraud case

The Ute Mountain Ute fraud case that involved $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds has entered the sentencing phase. So far, 13 people, many of them tribal members, have pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region in which the caller poses as the IRS, according to a news release issued Wednesday. A message...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 La Plata County residents suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from elderly man

Three La Plata County residents, including a caretaker, are suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from an elderly man. Elizabeth Graham, 63, was arrested June 12 on suspicion of theft from an...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Pagosa Springs man pleads guilty to tax fraud involving hot springs

A former resident of Pagosa Springs with connections to the Springs Resort & Spa has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute fraud case grows to $1.1 million

A fraud case on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe continues to expand, and now totals more than $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds involving 11 people. On April 30 in U.S. District Court in...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Embezzlement, money laundering case rocks tiny Towaoc

Eight people have pleaded guilty to embezzling and money laundering of government money from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Estimates of the amount stolen has...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone scams target La Plata County as tax season nears

Tax season is stressful enough without the added anxiety of IRS scams, and in La Plata County, a pervasive telephone scam is attempting to dupe taxpayers into giving criminals money. With the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winner sues Colorado lottery for millions over fixed jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A decade after Colorado engineer Amir Massihzadeh hit the lottery, two state agents visited him with stunning news: He was likely the only legitimate winner of a $4.8 million...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

National Center for Disaster Fraud gives tips to avoid fraud

The National Center for Disaster Fraud, developed by the U.S. Department of Justice during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, reminds the public to be aware of possible fraudulent activity related...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez landlords pay settlement after fraud allegation

Two Cortez landlords have paid a $73,650 settlement after allegations that they charged low-income tenants excessive rent, according to a news release from the office of Bob Troyer, acting U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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