January 5, 2022
Florida Moving Company Owner/Operator and Co-Conspirators Indicted for Household Moving Schemes
On January 5, 2022, Eric Gilleland and four co-conspirators were indicted in District Court of Clark County, Nevada for a household moving scheme. The indictment charged Gilleland and others with conspiracy to commit a crime, multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in course of enterprise or occupation, theft, obtaining money and/or property under false pretenses, forgery, extortionate collection of debt, and racketeering.
Gilleland and co-conspirators owned and operated several moving companies and brokerage firms throughout the United States, including Konami Moving and Storage in Las Vegas, Nevada and Costal Moving Group in West Palm Beach, Florida. The moving companies offered low-cost moving rates to customers, took possession of the household goods after customers signed the contracts, and then demanded the customers pay much higher rates. In some cases, if customers refused to pay the raised prices, moving company employees would steal the household goods and sell them.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Financial Crimes Section, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.