Scott Menaged, who starred on Discovery Channel’s former show Property Wars, has been arrested for wire fraud and other charges following an American Department of Homeland Security investigation.
According to court documents, Menaged, two other men and a woman were indicted on a variety of counts including conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
In the indictment, officials allege that the plaintiffs “did knowingly and intentionally devise a scheme and artifice to defraud, and to obtain money by means of false and fraudulent pretences, representations, and promises, namely by electronically submitting false and fraudulent credit applications to Synchrony Financial in the names of individuals whose identities had been stolen.”
The reality star has yet to comment.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.