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Carolyn grant charged with multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme

November 13, 2012

Raleigh, North Carolina - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that the United States has filed a Criminal Information charging Carolyn Willis Grant with one count of mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341.  In a statement admitting her offense, GRANT admits that she used various business entities to solicit investments and defrauded those investors of millions of dollars.  “When making investment decisions, investors should always consider that if it sounds too good to be true, it is,” said Keith Fixel, Inspector in Charge of the US Postal Inspection Service Charlotte Division.  “The US Postal Inspection Service will continue to vigorously pursue those who utilize the US Mail to steal our customers’ hard earned money.”

"I thank our federal U.S. Postal Inspector and U.S. Attorney partners for joining us in this case," N.C. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall said Tuesday. "It took real law enforcement teamwork to get the results we see today." 

The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by the Securities Division of the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office and by the Postal Inspector’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney David A. Bragdon is handling the prosecution on behalf of the Eastern District of North Carolina.



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