Tag: fraud

A victim of Briseno Construction has come forward

Penitas (KFXV) A woman has come forward as one of the victims of two women accused of fraud. I spoke to a woman who claims she paid thousands of dollars to Briseno Construction but has yet to see her home. This woman who asked to only be referred to as Mrs. Mendoza said her family paid a total of $14,000 to Adelina Briseno and Alejandra Melendez. We gave her $5000 to begin building the house then we gave her two payments of $4000. The plan was to pay half of the home and that’s exactly what we believe they...

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Police Search for Fraud Suspects

Weslaco (KFXV) — Police released a new picture of the male suspect involved in the fraudulent purchase at a furniture store. Weslaco Police say a man and a woman walked into Max Fine Furniture at the 500 block of Business 83 where the male suspect applied for credit towards the purchase of several items. Authorities say he provided false information to get credit – both suspects are accused of illegally obtaining furniture valued at $2,000. In a statement, Max Fine Furniture said the man provided a Texas temporary ID to apply for credit – adding that they follow specific...

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La Joya Trustee facing federal fraud charges

La Joya (KFXV) La Joya School District confirms the resignation of one of its School Board trustees who’s accused of fraud according to the press release sent by the district. They thanked Juan Jose Garza for his service to the district and to the students. Garza faces federal charges for fraud while he served as the Director of the La Joya Housing Authority. He’s accused of colluding with other agencies to benefit from construction projects through fraudulent...

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3 Million Missing From La Feria’s Funds

LA FERIA (KFXV) — In Cameron County, La Feria residents gathered Tuesday evening at the commissioner’s meeting after allegations surfaced regarding the possible misue of funds made by former city manager, Sunny Phillip. City officials are currently looking into three million dollars that are unaccounted for– but could not say whether they believe they were misused or not by the prior administration. Among those present, was Phillip, himself– who’s concerned about allegations of fraud. He also told us he was wrongfully terminated. A civil proceeding will now take place against some of Phillip’s non profit...

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