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Philadelphia Woman Gets Prison Sentence After Long String of Ripoffs

In this case she wrote 244 bad checks for a total of about $36,000, many of them while she was in a halfway house following a previous conviction.

01/30/2014

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Philadelphia Man Charged With Making Fake Super Bowl Tickets

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced charges Tuesday against Damon Daniels of New York City and Eugene Fladger of Philadelphia.

01/28/2014

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3 On Your Side: Chase Limits Debit Card Use Due To Target Hacking

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, at least one big bank is not taking any chances and some last-minute shoppers may be frozen in their tracks because of the security breach.

12/23/2013

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Camden Man Arrested And Charged With Making Fake Green Cards

“Morro,” a Mexican citizen who is not in the country legally, also reportedly sold undercover officers two fake social security cards, a fraudulent permanent residence card and a Pa. driver’s license.

12/20/2013

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Florida Man Admits Scamming NJ Air Charter Firm

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man has admitted posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides.

12/17/2013

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New York Seeks To Delete Phony Online Reviews

New York’s attorney general is trying to dismantle what he calls a system of creating false online review for products and services.

09/24/2013

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3 Charged With Defrauding Philadelphia Welfare-To-Work Program

Pennsylvania’s attorney general has charged three men with stealing $1.25 million in grants from the program.

09/11/2013

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South Jersey Car Dealer Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The owner of a southern New Jersey car dealership has admitted operating a scheme that defrauded customers and lenders.

08/10/2013

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Montco Officials To Offer Anti-Fraud Seminars To Youth Sports Groups

“It can be as simple as requiring two signatures on every check,” says Montgomery County controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr.

08/09/2013

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NJ Man Charged In Scheme That Defrauded eBay, PayPal Out Of $122K

A New Jersey man has been charged in what federal prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud hundreds of sellers of foreign and antique banknotes on the online auction site eBay.

06/13/2013

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3 Charged In NJ Facebook Scam

In early 2012, the three men were making an attractive offer: the opportunity to purchase Facebook stock just as the company was expected to go public.

05/15/2013

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West Philadelphia Man Charged With String of Real Estate Scams

Dwayne Stewart is charged with forging documents to illegally transfer several houses and vacant lots to his own ownership, selling properties he didn’t own, and collecting rents under false pretenses.

04/05/2013

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Pa. Ambulance Firm, Owners Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia ambulance company and its top two officials have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a scheme that prosecutors said cost the Medicare and Medicaid programs more than $2.5 million in improper payments.

04/02/2013

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Cardiologist Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail For Diet Drug-Linked Fraud

A federal judge sentenced a 79-year-old Florida cardiologist to six years in prison for fraud linked to the infamous fen-phen diet drugs and national settlement funds.

03/26/2013

Beware Fraudulent Invention-Patenting Companies

Inventors beware! The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has a link to published complaints about companies like that who take your big payment and then invent a way to disappear.

03/12/2013

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