Orange County man charged in investment scheme


NEW YORK – An Orange County man has
been charged in an 18 count indictment that alleged he posed as an internationally
renowned fashion designer named “Bill Bolland” to lure his
victim into making more than $350,000 in investments. It is alleged that
William Vogt used the money for personal expenses.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in state prison.

According to the indictment, Vogt, 56, of New Hampton, claimed he was
millionaire design bill Bolland with a company called Bill Bolland Haute
Couture. Using his fake identity, he is accused of convincing his victim
to invest with him in a number of fictitious ventures from 2011 to 2014,
including a purported tax-free account at Credit Suisse, stock in the
VOSS Water Company and cooperative apartments in Manhattan.

Vogt is charged with taking the victim’s money by promising to secure
office space at the Heron Tower in Manhattan, to procure seats on the
Board of the Voss Foundation, to purchase healthcare insurance and an
IRA, to facilitate an application for Swiss citizenship, and make a contribution
to Hillary Clinton.


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