Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
In this life of challenges, we all have situations in which we probably do not handle in the best way or in a way the general and very hypercritical population think they would if were faced with the same circumstances. We are quick and may I say even eager to belittle others of their actions, and mind you, without knowing all the facts. It only takes a glace at an article, perhaps the headline is enough for many, and then we run with the one sided report of the person reporting. We are all like this to one degree or another . . . I guess it’s part of our human nature; somehow I think we feel elevated in some sense. I write this to remind those that reading these posts that it is not this site intent to belittle, disgrace, nor bring shame to any of these women who have found themselves in these unfortunate legal situations, but to bring light to female white-collar crimes and hopefully to prevent it from occurring via sharing their stories and the serious consequences committing these crime bring.
With that said, the CrimeDiva today is, Former Mayor Wilmer Jones Ham McZee, of Saginaw, MI. Ms. Ham McZee was the first female mayor in Saginaw’s history. Unfortunately, in 2007 she was convicted of insurance fraud. The record states that in March 2006 she allegedly set-her 1986 Mercedes-Benz on fire. I’m assuming for the insurance money as she was not found guilty of arson. She is now asking a judge to expunge the conviction from her record; the felony insurance fraud conviction.
According to the record, Ms. Ham McGee told an insurance official she had paid $18,000 to have the car restored and that she entered it in parades, but others testified the Mercedes was inoperable and sat for two years on a pair of flat tires before the fire. Ham McZee testified that she accepted an offer to sell the car for $3,000; the prospective buyer had paid $500 when the car burned, but authorities said Ham McZee asked Jerry Wilkins, her former handyman, to sign a false confession. She appeal her conviction in 2009 and lost. She was put on 2 years probation and had to do 150 hours of community work.
Michigan law states individuals are eligible to have a conviction expunged if they meet multiple criteria, including not having any prior convictions or a conviction of a felony punishable by life in prison or one of criminal sexual conduct. Individuals also must wait five years after their conviction or date of release from imprisonment to file the request.
It is not for us to judge if she was guilty or not, the consequences have been served and she as everyone else need to move on her with life.
Now is the perfect time to curl up and read two short stories; free if you are a Kindle Prime Member, or only .99. The first crime story, The Check, a true story of an illiterate, elderly woman whose husband suddenly dies and leaves her to take care of business as usual. But, taking care of business as usual will end her in a legal mess. Find out if the help of family and the close-knit community of friends will keep her from going to prison. Click on the book cover to read more.
If you have teenagers, or know a teenager, this true short story, Password, is a must read. Becky is an average high school student who has a passion for computer games and getting through firewalls. Becky becomes irresponsible during her first year of college and finds herself deep in debt. She makes a very bad decision and taps into a bank’s computer system. Will she get caught? Is the law fall behind? Will she bring shame and disgrace to her family? Will her life be ruined? Click on the book cover to learn more.
If you like to laugh read, Humor From Behind the Walls, click on the book cover and find out what’s inside, or if you want to read a full novel about a beautiful trucker being in the right place at the wrong time read Trucker’s Nightmare. Order these directly from the publisher and save – no shipping and handling charges $$@ www.CrimeDivas.com. Click here to learn more and order.
The mission of this site is to prevent professional, educated, and career-minded females from committing white-collar crimes; to educate, and confabulate with others who have an interest in this epic situation and who has a desire to make a difference.
© CrimeDivas 2010 - 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to TheCrimeDivas with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.