Bradley Arant Boult Cummings fell victim to a sophisticated debt
collection scam, to the tune of more than $400,000. But its quick
reporting of the crime has led to the arrest of suspects.
The Nashville Post
(sub. req.) reported yesterday that the law firm wired more than
$400,000 to the foreign bank account of a scammer posing as a client.
Lawyers at the firm believed the funds were covered by a check it had
deposited—a check that turned out to be phony.
The law firm says it quickly reported the scam to the FBI, leading
to the arrest of suspects and the freezing of the funds. “It was an
elaborate criminal plan on many levels,” Bradley Arant managing partner
John Grenier said in a statement released to the ABA Journal. The firm
quickly reported the crime, leading to “the apprehension of the
suspects in this scheme and the freezing of the funds.”