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 designer 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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