Behind the financial fraud headlines, victims tell their story

Years before Leigh Farrington Fiske of Tampa pled guilty to defrauding small business owners, Dominick and Michelle Alesandrini say they lost $18,000 in their dealings with Fiske.

In 2005, the couple signed a lease-purchase contract with Fiske for a home in Seminole Heights, and Dominick Alesandrini, a contractor, agreed to restore and renovate parts of the house that had been damaged in a fire, with the provision that the materials he bought and the value of his labor would be applied to the purchase… …read more