Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
“We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today’s CrimeDiva is, Tonya Ann Collins, 37, who was charged, convicted and sentenced to five years in federal prison on four counts of wire fraud.
According to records, Ms. Collin, was the owner and operator of two companies: Surrogenesis, and her escrow company, the Michael Charles Independent Financial Holding Group. Surrogenesis helped people have children through “third-party assisted reproduction,” The escrow company would collect clients’ funds and disturbed the money out for surrogacy-related expenses, such as medical costs.
Ms. Collins did not disclose to her Surrogenesis clients that she was the owner of the escrow company. She also created fictitious employees to make it appear legitimate. She was accused of using both companies’ accounts for personal purchases, including cars, homes, jewelry, clothing and vacations for herself and others.
According to records, she did not have clients’ consent and withdrew from client’s trust funds in the Michael Charles accounts. As a result, many of the surrogacy-related expenses weren’t covered by the companies. Clients, surrogates and businesses lost more than $2.4 million.
“Tonya Collins orchestrated a cruel fraud, the effects of which are still being felt by the victims,” U.S. Atty. Benjamin B. Wagner said in a statement. “She not only stole victims’ funds from their escrow accounts, but in many cases caused other injuries to victims, permanently foreclosing certain victims’ ability to proceed with a surrogate pregnancy for which they had planned for many years.”
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