Fraud

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

Phone scam targets La Plata Electric Association customers

Police are warning residents of a reoccurring phone scam in which callers pretend to be from La Plata Electric Association threaten to disconnect their electricity for lack of payment. At least...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health warns of possible fraudulent calls

Southwest Health System was notified that community members are receiving calls from a number from Southwest Memorial Hospital, (970) 564-2271, with a recording offering loans and financial...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

IRS scammers return

A phone scam threatening residents with jail time if they fail to pay the Internal Revenue Service immediately is making rounds again. “We’ve had four clients call so far,” said Bobbie Heroy of H&R...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers to discuss impeaching N.M. official

ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Monday raised the possibility of impeachment proceedings against New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fraud may slow the time it takes for you to receive refund

DENVER – Concerns about increasing fraud by thieves using filing software and stolen identification information here and in at least one other state mean the Colorado Department of Revenue will...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News