Stories tagged with: Fraud

July 1, 2013 - 5:26pm
3 years 1 day ago

A Pataskala man accused of stealing nearly $2 million  from the Longaberger Company and its CEO has been sentenced.

53-year-old Douglas Thompson appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday where he received a 6 year prison sentence on one count of aggravated theft.

The charge stems from an investigation where it was discovered that Thompson was involved in an extensive and complex fraud case while working for Tami Longaberger and her home...

November 6, 2012 - 5:43pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

Charges have been filed in a Muskingum County fraud case involving well over a million dollars.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says on March 19th the department began investigating criminal activities of 52-year-old Douglas Thompson of Pataskala. Lutz says they discovered an extensive and complex fraud case composed by Thompson while working for Tami Longaberger at her home estate.

"Through this investigation it has shown that Mr. Thompson stole in excess of $1,980,000...

March 7, 2012 - 2:58pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

It's National Consumer Protection Week and a local organization is participating...

The Center for Seniors in Muskingum County held a program Wednesday for residents, to educate them on fraud. Support Services Director Debi Smith said that seniors should be aware of how con artists work, and who they prey upon.

"They're targeted because of their age, targeted because they're homebound. There's websites that people may get on for individuals that have a disability, and then,...

May 18, 2010 - 5:45pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know about a new style of fraud that's being used.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says there's been a couple of reports of an individual taking reality listings off the Internet and putting them on Craigslist. The homes were being advertised as renters when they were actually up for sale.

"Luckily, we don't know of anybody that's been naive enough yet to pay rent money without meeting the person, getting a contract, going and...

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