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Chester County Real Estate Agent Charged in $2-Million Fraud Scheme

Marie Bontigao, who operated an “Exit Realty” franchise with locations in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware, is charged with operating a Ponzi scheme.

10/16/2014

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Health: Food Fraud

Researchers say 10 percent of all food is either mislabeled or misrepresented. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl shows us the most common items that may not be what they seem.

10/06/2014

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‘Real Housewives’ Couple Gets Prison For Fraud

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is headed to prison.

10/02/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Don Tollefson Speaks Exclusively To Eyewitness News About Guilty Plea

The former television sportscaster admitted that he ripped off charities and individuals by offering to sell them sports travel packages to big games and then failing to deliver the merchandise.

09/29/2014

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Sportscaster Don Tollefson Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

Tollefson pleaded guilty to theft and related charges for stealing, according to prosecutors, more than $300,000 from more than 200 people.

09/29/2014

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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

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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

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‘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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