Sunday, September 13, 2009

Former Cop Sentenced For Fraud

A former police officer has been sentenced to consecutive prison terms for defrauding his mother-in-law while using her credit to run his business.

Ryan Gary Hogensen, 43, had been charged with nine counts of felony fraud over two years dating back to the 2003 startup of his trucking company in West Haven.

They included three counts of exploitation of an elderly adult for scamming his 77-year-old mother-in-law.

Allegations included a $26,000 phony insurance claim in the woman's name, as well as inducing her to sign what he portrayed as a document vouching for his background that was actually a loan document for $21,000 still owed today.

He was also accused of forging her name to purchase $4,470 worth of tires.

Total amount owed tied to the frauds charged by the Utah Attorney General's Office involving three vendors could reach six figures, with one estimate as high as $248,000, officials said.

Hogensen pleaded guilty in June to one forgery count and one exploitation count in return for dismissal of the remaining charges in a plea bargain.

On Sept. 3, 2nd District Judge Michael DiReda sentenced Hogensen to consecutive five-year prison terms, and ordered him to pay restitution of $8,502 to his mother-in-law.

Restitution to the three suppliers Hogensen worked with will be worked out and become part of Hogensen's terms of parole, DiReda ordered.

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Former Cop Sentenced For Fraud


Thelma said...

Wonder what else he did to become a "former" cop?

Anonymous said...

What happened to his Mom after he got finished ripping her off?


Anonymous said...

This guy is rotten to the core!

jerri said...

boy did this catch my eyes - Judge Michael DiReda sentenced Ryan Hogensen to "consecutive" prison terms for defrauding his mother-in-law?

consecutive prison terms?

how unusual is that?

99% of the time the sentences are "concurrent" which is a bow tied gift wrap to the defendant.

ouch and hurray the judge was pretty upset at the offender - good news!

Anonymous said...

Ryan Hogensen sure deserves those consecutive prison terms.

Yes, judge DiReda on this case deserves praise. He must have been sickened by this cop gone bad.

StandUp said...

Prison and resitution? Now that's my favorite combo!