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Schumer: Scammers Stealing Social Security Payments From Seniors

As of August, the senator says more than 19,000 seniors nationwide have reported identity thefts. That’s about 50 each day.

1010 WINS–10/14/2012

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Publicist: No Justin Bieber Concert At Newark Bears Stadium; Possible Fraud Investigated

It appears the Newark Bears were duped, as a publicist for Justin Bieber says the teen pop sensation will not actually be performing in New Jersey later this month.

CBS New York–10/09/2012

Vitaly Borker mug shot (credit: United States Marshals Service)

Sentencing For Brooklyn-Based Online Retailer Who Threatened Customers

Vitaly Borker pleaded guilty last year to terrorizing customers who complained about the product.

09/06/2012

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Atlantic City Casino Sues Alleging Fraud; Players Demand Winnings In Countersuit

A New York man told CBS 2 that he and fourteen others were denied more than a million dollars in winnings, detained, and roughed up during a trip to the Golden Nugget in April.

08/22/2012

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Dykstra Pleads Guilty In Bankruptcy Fraud Case

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has pleaded guilty to three counts stemming from a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles.

07/13/2012

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22 Charged In Alleged Identity Document Fraud Ring

Of those rounded up in the six-state bust, one is from New York and five are from New Jersey. They’re charged in a scheme to provide illegal South Korean immigrants with legitimate IDs.

06/27/2012

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U.S. Attorney: 10 More Charged In Long Island Rail Road Disability Fraud Scheme

The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.

05/22/2012

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Ask Asa: Online Scammers Posing As Respected Businesses

When it comes to making purchases online let the buyer beware that even well-known websites could be scammers in disguise.

04/17/2012

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Jessica Vega Charged After Allegedly Claiming She Had Cancer To Get Dream Wedding

“By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community’s hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.

04/10/2012

City Comptroller John Liu (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Comptroller John Liu’s Campaign Treasurer Arrested For Alleged Fraud Scheme

Jenny Hou, whose real name is Jia Hou, faces fraud charges. Authorities say Hou used “straw donors” to funnel over-the-limit illegal contributions to the Liu campaign.

02/28/2012

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NY Judge Refuses To Halt $18B Collection From Chevron

Courts in Ecuador have ordered Chevron to pay the steep penalty for pollution that occurred when Texaco was operating in the forest, between 1972 and 1990.

01/06/2012

Rains and the cresting of nearby waters caused flooding in front of the Hi-Tech auto shop at Farmingdale Rd., and Pompton Plains circle on August 29, 2011 in Wayne, New Jersey. (credit:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Authorities Conduct N.J. Repair Sting After Tropical Storm Irene

Back in August, Tropical Storm Irene left thousands of homes across the Garden State flooded and mold-infested. But in addition to the damage, homeowners had to contend with unregistered contractors.

01/04/2012

Two women look at a home that had a tree fall on it during Tropical Storm Irene on August 30, 2011 in Southport, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Review Underway Of CT State Troopers’ Applications For Post-Irene Aid

Two Conn. State Troopers said to have applied for food stamp assistance when the government offered aid following Tropical Storm Irene are under review for possible fraud.

12/12/2011

Two women look at a home that had a tree fall on it during Tropical Storm Irene on August 30, 2011 in Southport, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

15 CT State Workers Face Hearings Over Irene Food Aid Abuse

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says certain state employees had no business getting the payments of up to $1,200.

12/07/2011

Damage from Hurricane Irene is seen from a helicopter carrying Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Connecticut National Guard)

Gov. Malloy Addresses Alleged Post-Irene Disaster Relief Fraud In Connecticut

Benefits under the federal “Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program” were opened up to Connecticut families after the storm. They could requesting and receive money to replace spoiled food and cover other expenses.

12/04/2011

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