Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

Brief Look at Crime 05/11 – 05/17

Syracuse man lost money gambling before shooting 83-year-old victim 

Syracuse Police say a suspected shooter lost a considerable amount of money gambling at a home on Tallman Street before he shot an 83-year-old victim early in the morning on April 7. They say 23-year-old Charquan Edwards of Will Court had been at the home for several hours playing cards before the incident at 6:08 a.m. According to police, he shot the man in the twice in the torso before stealing cash and running away. The victim is still in the hospital.

Ex-Navy SEAL sentenced in San Diego for investment fraud 

A former U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced in San Diego for bilking people out of more than $1 million in an investment fraud scheme. Prosecutors contend the 44-year-old Mullaney cheated at least 13 people — many of them former Navy SEALs — by convincing them he was using their investment money to make loans. Prosecutors say he actually spent it on a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars and a Las Vegas gambling habit. Mullaney was homeless when he was arrested in 2012 but he’s been ordered to pay victims nearly $1.2 million in restitution.

Ex-official who stole $300K from Little League sentenced 

A former treasurer of the Clinton Valley Little League was sentenced today to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $100,000 from the youth sports organization. Karen Dimitrie, 63, of Clinton Township also is to pay $165,000 in restitution with a $3,000 payment due June 15 and $750 to be paid each month starting in July. She is not to have a job that deals with money, is to have no contact with the Little League or anyone affiliated with it and is to “not step foot into” a casino while on probation, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James Maceroni ordered during her sentencing.

City treasurer resigns amid accusations she stole nearly $500,000 to play lottery 

South Amherst Treasurer Kimberly Green resigned amid accusations she misused city funds. She was released from the Lorain County Jail on Tuesday after police arrested her for stealing. Green is accused of writing checks made out to her totaling over $470,000. Police Sgt. Michael Harvan said his investigation revealed she spent the money on lottery tickets. “We turned up a large cache of lottery deposits, winnings and claims. It looks like she was re-gambling the money that she stole and won,” Harvan said.

Feds get $2.7 million forfeited from illegal Ironman lotteries 

A Tampa company that runs the Ironman World Championship triathlon has agreed to forfeit more than $2.7 million it earned in entrance lotteries for the annual event since 2013. World Triathlon Corp., based in the Rocky Point area of Tampa, violated state and federal gambling laws by charging athletes for a chance to win the opportunity to compete in the championship, held every October in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, according to complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa. The $2.7 million settlement included receipts from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship lotteries and two other specialized lotteries in 2014.

Gambler stole £500,000 to feed habit

He had burned his way through hundreds of thousands of pounds in just eight weeks on Internet sites including Betway and Jackpotjoy – with nothing to show at the end, police said. In just one day he had transferred £50,000 from the business’s account into an online betting account. Collinson, of Hull Road, Withernsea, who was sentenced at Hull Crown Court yesterday, had admitted a charge of theft by employee at an earlier hearing. He will appear at Hull Crown Court later this year for a confiscation hearing. “He was fairly dishevelled and emotional. He was remorseful – very much so after being interviewed. He was glad to get it off his chest. He has realised he has a massive gambling habit and it is ruining his life.”

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