Beth L. Jaslove (Photo: Michigan Attorney General's Office)

AG: Oakland County Woman Stole More Than $1M From Therapy Patients In Criminal Scheme

January 16, 2019 - 2:53 pm

BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) - An Oakland County woman faces decades in prison if convicted of conducting a criminal enterprise.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged Beth L. Jaslove of Birmingham with racketeering and dozens of counts of larceny by false pretenses.

The AG alleges that through Jaslove devised a scheme in which, through her business -- the Center for Growth and Enlightenment (CGE) -- she stole money from her therapy patients between 1991 and 2017. 

Through the program, CGE sold unlicensed securities to Jaslove’s patients and clients, promising fixed return rates between two and eight percent. Jaslove allegedly promoted the scheme by convincing unsuspecting people that investing in the program would aid in their "personal growth and enlightenment." 

It's alleged that from 2008 and 2016 alone, Jaslove obtained more than $1 million through the scam she called the  "Community Money Program"  -- with more than a dozen people losing nearly everything they'd invested.

“People shouldn't have to worry about who they trusted with their investments,” Nessel said, in a statement. “Today’s charges should send a clear message: Those who seek to defraud our state residents will be held accountable.”

Jaslove was arraigned in 48th District Court earlier this month and ordered held on a $250,000 cash only bond.

She will be back in court for a preliminary exam on January 22.