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Suffolk County Woman Charged In Head Start Fundraising Scheme

Ellen Burkheimer used the money she collected to buy heroin and pay her rent and other personal expenses, according to police.

01/09/2013

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Police In Central N.J. Warn Of Elaborate And Convincing Kidnapping Scam

South Brunswick Township, N.J., police have warned residents about a fraud being perpetrated in the area, in which a person claims to kidnap a relative and demand ransom by Western Union.

12/08/2012

Storm Scams

Experts Warn Of Scams Popping Up In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

Natural disasters always attract people who want to help, but they also attract criminals who seek to profit from people’s pain.

11/05/2012

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik was sentenced to 48 months in prison for tax fraud, lying to the White House and other felonies. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bernard Kerik Contradicts Guilty Plea In Testimony In Friend’s Perjury Trial

Kerik was led into the Bronx courthouse by federal marshals and was allowed to change out of his prison jumpsuit and into a business suit before taking the stand.

10/15/2012

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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

Jessica Vega wedding (credit: Personal Photo)

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

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