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Former HR Director At Southington Business Charged In Fraud Case

SOUTHINGTON, CT — The 36-year-old former human resources director of a Southington garden center and landscaping business is facing several charges related to a $78,000-plus embezzlement investigation, police said Thursday.

Southington police began investigating the case on Sept. 20, when a local business, Winterberry Gardens, alerted authorities to several “financial discrepancies” related to a credit card used by the business and assigned to the human resources manager, Charles Allen, according to a report.

According to a report issued by police Thursday, financial statements dating from June 19, 2019 back to Oct. 3, 2017 showed a total of $78,150 in unauthorized charges.

In one instance, Allen filled out fraudulent invoices for an federal Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration training course in the amount of $3,o00, according to a report.

The business also reported that 11 charges, in large amounts, were sent to squareup.com, an account Allen had set up to route

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Two Bradford business managers charged with breaching coronavirus restrictions

Two Bradford business managers are due to appear in court tomorrow (October 1) charged with breaching coronavirus restrictions.

Brogan Hayes faces five allegations of contravening the lockdown regulations at Hotter Than Hell, a tanning salon operating from Westgate Hill Street in Birkenshaw.

Bradford City Council accuses her of failing to close the business during an emergency period, on or around May 15, failing to comply with Council prohibition notices and obstructing the Council in carrying out a function under the coronavirus regulations.

Also listed at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court tomorrow is Tahier Hussain Shah who faces nine charges of allegedly breaching the regulations at Lifestyle Gym at Unit 2 First Floor, Kyme Mills, Johnson Street, Laisterdyke, Bradford.

He is accused of failing to close a business or service not permitted to be open during an emergency period, contravening a direction or failing to comply with an instruction or prohibition

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Consultants charged for bribing Amazon Marketplace employees to game the platform

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted six individuals for allegedly issuing bribes to give Amazon Marketplace merchants competitive advantages. 

On Friday, US prosecutors named Ephraim Rosenberg, Joseph Nilsen, and Kristen Leccese, of New York; Georgia resident Hadis Nuhanovic, Rohit Kadimisetty, from California; and Nishad Kunji, based in Hyderabad, India, as suspects in the alleged fraud. 

According to the indictment, issued by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington, the six conspired to pay Amazon employees over $100,000 to secure an “unfair competitive advantage” on Amazon Marketplace. 

See also: CEO of cyber fraud startup NS8 arrested for defrauding investors in $123m scheme

The bribery bill is steep, but in return, the fraud carried a commercial worth and sales revenue of up to $100 million, the DoJ claims. 

Prosecutors allege that since at least 2017, the six acted as consultants to third-party sellers on Amazon, and two of

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DOJ probes hundreds of business loan fraud cases as NFL player charged

New details on potentially fraudulent applications for the loan program, which is credited with saving millions of jobs, show how the rush of aid during the early pandemic emergency has led to what prosecutors, Democratic lawmakers and taxpayer advocates fear could be widespread abuse.

Later Thursday, the DOJ announced new charges in a complex case involving defendants in Florida and Ohio that involved applications for some $24 million in loans. Among those charged were Joshua Bellamy, a former wide receiver for the New York Jets football team.

The case involves 11 people, coordinated between Miami and Cleveland, “including a professional athlete and business manager,” the DOJ said.

Attorneys for Bellamy were not immediately reachable for comment.

Rabbitt said the DOJ will now concentrate on prosecuting “coordinated criminal rings that have engaged in systematic, organized conduct to loot the PPP.”

FBI Deputy Assistant Director John Jimenez said officials were generally looking

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Former business manager charged with stealing from North Versailles Fire Department

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