Posts Categorized into Topic: White Collar Crimes

White-Collar Crime: Computer Fraud

By Kirk Anderson on December 13, 2016

In 1939, sociology Professor Edwin Sutherland coined the phrase “white-collar crime” and defined it as a “crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” Today, white-collar crime is a generic term for a dishonest business scheme, generally one that is nonviolent and committed for financial gain. Computer… Read more »

Wire Fraud Charges In Minnesota Film Studio Case

By Kirk Anderson on August 16, 2016

This past June, the founder of Ironbound Studios, located in Minnesota, and two other individuals was arrested on wire fraud charges. Jerry Seppala, of Wayzata, MN, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Wire fraud is defined as “… broadly to any fraudulent or deceitful… Read more »

Twin Cities Daycare Owners Charged with Government Benefits Scam

By Kirk Anderson on January 12, 2015

A former daycare operator is now behind bars while police search for her husband after discovering a multimillion dollar government fraud investigation. The Fridley couple has been charged with a number of felonies, along with two other men who were involved in the scheme by moving the money to another company. The couple owned two… Read more »

When Data Breaches Occur in Minnesota and Beyond

By Kirk Anderson on February 10, 2014

Data breaches are a very big deal. Just look at what happened to Target when millions of people had their credit and debit card information literally stolen from them. In recent days, Target Corp said that the cyber thieves stole their credentials from one of their vendors, which is what allowed the thieves to gain… Read more »