Cruise Bruise: Online #cruise travel agent pleads guilty to fraud, Beth M Rogers faces 20 years prison, $250,000 fine for wire fraud defrauding many clients.
On March 17, 2015, Beth M. Rogers, 45, of Portland, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to mail and wire fraud.
Court records show that Rogers operated TravelWise Cruises & Tours, a travel agency located at 190 Main Street or 307 Main Street in Saco, Maine and online at www.travelwisemaine.com began defrauding travelers in late 2011.
Rogers began taking client money without making travel reservations for the clients who had provided the funds in June 2011. Rogers instead used the money to pay for the travel of other individuals who had booked travel through TravelWise. She misapplied money from more than 50 clients until mid-2012, when her scheme was discovered. Read more on Cruise Bruise