Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
This is the first I have heard of the double-brokering scheme, but here it is. If there’s a way to make money whether legal or not, we humans can definitely come up with it. Unfortunately, when it’s illegal there are consequences and innocent people lose out.
Today’s CrimeDiva, Pauline Robinson-Kirkland, of Macon, Georgia, was convicted of mail fraud for her involvement in what is known as double brokering. I have to give it to her, she was quite creative in this scheme. If she would have done the right thing in paying the truckers she would have had a good business venture going. I’m sure when the truckers didn’t get paid-all hell broke loose.
According to the records, Ms. Robinson-Kirkland went on the Internet and located sites where senders were advertising that loads for commercial freight was available for transport. Ms. Robinson-Kirkland bided on the loads by using the names of companies that were listed as authorized brokers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and won the bids. She had the senders believing that her trucking business would deliver the freight for the contracted price and the senders of the freight sent her payment at the agreed upon price. After she won the bid she then immediately posted the job using a different company’s name. She would then accept the bids from legitimate trucking companies and have them deliver the freight to the destination never disclosing that the senders were sending payment directly to her, which she then never paid the freight hauler.
Now we all understand where the double-brokering comes from. Wow, if only she would have just been honest and paid the haulers. That was so simple, but that ugly greed got in the mix. It is unfortunate for Ms. Robinson-Kirkland, because now she’s going to do some federal time.
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