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Long Prison Sentence for Bucks Man in Widespread Fraud of Elderly Homeowners

For 3½ years, prosecutors say, Ross Rabelow operated American Comfort, selling home care contracts to elderly residents who wanted to remain in their homes.

09/22/2014

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NJ Woman Admits Role In Conspiring To Defraud U.S. Treasury Dept. Of More Than $900K

Rosanna Rodriguez, of Middlesex, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to defraud the United States. She faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced Jan. 12.

09/22/2014

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Scam Victims Are Most Vulnerable To Second Hit

Fraudsters are aware that the people most likely to fall victim to fraud are those who have already been the victim of fraud.

09/17/2014

(Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono, being interviewed in his office.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Sheriff Chagrined That Phone Scam Invokes His Office’s Name

Sheriff Russell Bono says at least one victim has reported a loss of $600.

09/05/2014

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Friend of Chaka Fattah Jr. Pleads Guilty, Could Testify Against Congressman’s Son

Matthew Amato has admitted he made false statements for bank loans in order to benefit Fattah Jr.

08/11/2014

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3 From Philadelphia Area Charged With Perpetrating ‘Grandparent Scams’

A spokesman for the Pennsylvania attorney general says more than $160,000 was taken by stoking false fears among targeted seniors that loved ones were in trouble.

08/07/2014

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Ringleader of Comcast Ripoff Scam Sentenced to Prison in Montco

Prosecutors say Alston Buchanan employed more than two dozen people who would spread the word that, for an upfront payment, they could have their monthly Comcast bills reduced.

08/01/2014

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Uram: LeBron James Is A Self-Centered, Backstabbing Liar

While many regard LeBron’s decision to return home a feel-good story, one writer explains why he thinks LeBron is a fraud.

07/14/2014

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Former Philadelphia Mob Boss’ Son Convicted Of Financial Fraud

The panel on Thursday found Nicodemo Scarfo guilty of several counts including racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.

07/03/2014

(Detail from a slide presented by the Montco DA's office shows defendant Brandon Irving, bottom left, after his arrest.)

‘Runner’ in Montco Comcast-Ripoff Crime Ring Gets Prison Time

A judge sentenced Brandon Irving to 3-6 months behind bars for theft and conspiracy.

06/26/2014

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Former UPenn Cancer Doctor Indicted By DOJ

The Department of Justice has charged a former University of Pennsylvania doctor with theft and fraud for allegedly misusing federal cancer research funds.

05/30/2014

(Don Tollefson leaves District Court in Warminster, Pa., after being held for trial on fraud charges.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Sportscaster Don Tollefson Waives Hearing on Fraud Charges

Prosecutors say they had seven witnesses ready to go who would have told the judge they contracted with the Tollefson, 61, for sports packages and gave him money, but never received anything.

05/29/2014

(Beware of e-mail messages that might not be from who they appear to be.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Del. Officials Warning Residents About Tax Scam

The scam involves fraudulent email messages claiming to be from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocacy Service.

03/31/2014

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Fraud Linked To Air Safety Pits Lancaster County Father Against Son

A Lancaster County man and his former company, Flying Tigers, are charged with conspiracy, fraud involving airplane parts and other offenses.

03/29/2014

(Ingrid Robinson says she is "thrilled" that her efforts led to today's sentencing of the man who defrauded her and thousands of other victims.   Photo by Tony Hanson)

Long Prison Sentence For Swindler Brings Satisfaction to One Victim

“I knew the money was gone,” Ingrid Robinson acknowledged after the sentencing in federal court in Philadelphia. “I did this because I was honoring my daughter.”

03/27/2014

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