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February 2013 Archives

Serious Consequences For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

In 1999, former Concord resident Kenneth Eudy was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child and forced to register as a sex offender as part of his sentence. After leaving Concord, Eudy failed to re-register in his new home of Myrtle Beach and is now facing up to a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison.

Student Hid Iphone, Uploaded Homemade Porn To Web

A university student admitted to hiding his Iphone in the bathroom at his school in order to record women undressing. He then uploaded the videos he collected to a pornography website. A friend of one of the students who became an unintentional actor in one of the videos recognized and alerted her that she was being featured in internet pornography, triggering the investigation that led to the student filmmaker.

Improved Employment Opportunities For Felons In Charlotte?

Job-seekers with a felony conviction often face an uphill battle in finding gainful employment. Before even having a chance to meet face-to-face with a potential employer, the applicant has had to disclose that there is a felony conviction on his or her criminal record. Unfortunately, many employers will screen out the application, never allowing the individual a chance to explain.

Electronic Monitoring Causing Problems For CMPD

A third person already this year has cut his court-ordered electronic monitoring device and fled detection by Charlotte police. Anthony McCreary was released prior to his trial on charges of assault and weapons charges and ordered to wear the electronic monitoring device as a condition of his pretrial release. The first two who cut their ankle bracelets have been caught; police are still looking for McCreary.

Former BOA Bank Teller Embezzled $700k Over 15 Years

While she was out sick, a financial fraud scheme by a former bank teller for Bank of America was discovered by her manager. Over the course of 15 years Michele Gentry managed to embezzle close to $700,000 at one branch of the national bank headquartered here in Charlotte.

Civilian At Camp LeJeune Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

It's a bad idea to download child pornography. It's an even worse idea to download child porn at work. Possibly worst of all ideas is to download pornography while at work on a military base. A former civilian fireman aboard Camp LeJeune was sentenced to nine years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for doing just that.

Tax Fraud Scheme Defrauds Taxpayers of More Than $5 Million

Two women recently pleaded guilty and another was indicted on federal tax fraud charges that involved a scheme to defraud the government of over $5 million through the filing of false tax returns. Postal workers alerted authorities to the suspicious mail activity - multiple checks from the U.S. Treasury were being delivered to the women.

Federal Fraud Conviction For Former Army Soldier

For a year and a half, Natosha Boyd requested reimbursement for travel expenses that exceeded her actual costs, totaling over $400,000 in fraudulent claims for payment. She was part of a conspiracy of at least seven people at Fort Bragg who obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting false claims to the government.

3 Face Federal Charges For Counterfeiting Checks

Fake checks containing real account numbers paired with names other than the owners on the accounts were used to fraudulently obtain more than $100,000 according to the Stanly County Sheriff's Office. Three men have been charged in the counterfeiting scheme and are facing an indictment on federal fraud charges.

Malware Pretending To Be FBI 'Fines' Those Searching For Porn

It's called Reveton ransomware. It's a computer virus that is popping up on computers across the country after it 'detects' that you have been searching for child pornography or trying to download copyrighted material. Onscreen instructions tell the user to send a fine to an email address that looks suspiciously official, but does not actually belong to the FBI, to stay out of trouble and unlock their computer.

8th Amendment May Mean New Sentencing Hearing For Juveniles

The U.S. Supreme Court decided last year that the 8th Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment means that juvenile crimes cannot be punished by a life sentence with no chance of parole. For Laurence Lovette, formerly of Durham, that he will have a second chance to prove to a judge that he should not spend the rest of his life behind bars.

NC Marine Recruiter Accused Of Sex Crimes

Last year, approximately 12 instructors at an airbase in San Antonio were accused of sexually assaulting recruits in Texas. This year, a local Marine recruiter in the Charlotte suburbs is accused of similar criminal activity. Sergeant Derek Percival has been charged with second degree rape, sexual battery, communicating threats and involuntary servitude related to the accusations of two female recruits.

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