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Feds: Woman indicted in Indianapolis was high-class grifter

Authorities say socialite Dina Wein Reis’ success was the result of an elaborate scam in which she tricked large corporations—including
Indianapolis-based Roche Diagnostics Corp.—into selling her millions of dollars worth of goods at a fraction of the
regular price for use in nonexistent promotions. She then resold the products at a hefty profit.

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Developer’s fraud trial enters second day

Marion County prosecutors this morning began making their case that Christopher P. White knowingly wrote a bad check for $500,000
last year in a desperate attempt to save his Indianapolis-based development firm, Premier Properties USA Inc.

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Dodson Group hit crisis mode after trusted CFO suspected of theft

At first, small-business owner Jim Dodson figured the problem must be a technical glitch. During a routine analysis of
aging unpaid invoices last September, one of his employees couldn’t tie the latest figures to the company’s ledger.
Accounts receivable for his company,
the Dodson Group, had been overstated by $2.7 million—double their true value. And $422,539 was missing from the firm’s
coffers.

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Noblesville man sentenced for mortgage fraud

A Noblesville man was sentenced to one year of home detention yesterday after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud in federal
court. Marvin G. Hampton also was ordered to pay $262,424.76 in restitution to three lending institutions.

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Memory Gardens lawsuit seeks $20 million

An Indianapolis law firm has filed a class-action suit seeking more than $20 million from a pair of financial-services firms
it says facilitated the transactions that allowed a New Jersey couple to plunder cemetery trust funds. Cohen & Malad LLP filed
the lawsuit late last month on behalf of thousands of customers of Indianapolis-based Memory Gardens Management Corp., which
owns Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County and other cemeteries. The defendants are the company,
New York-based…

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