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A man facing felony extortion and other theft charges for an alleged incident involving a car dealership has been accused of trying to imitate a prosecuting attorney in an attempt to have his own case dismissed.

47-year-old Christian Eugene Mosco, listed in records as currently homeless, stays in the Daytona, Florida area.

In May 2019, Mosco allegedly tried to scam the owner of Jon Hall Chevrolet out of $50,000 and a new car under the guise that he had obtained customer records and personal information.

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An Illinois correctional officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being charged with two felonies when he allegedly created and tried to cash a $20,000 winning lottery ticket.

At the beginning of last October, a man reportedly made an attempt to collect winnings from an inauthentic scratch-off lottery ticket. The ticket was said to be altered in a way that caused it to appear as if should pay out $20,000 to the lucky holder.

The Illinois State Police got word of the alleged attempted fraud in the middle of December, and they were informed that the perpetrator was believed to be 46-year-old corrections officer Darrell Barry.

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The authorities have arrested a suspect that they believe used the printer at a library to create counterfeit money, and allege that it was crafted with the intention of selling on the internet.

When a landlady in New Port Richie was allegedly approached by one of her tenants, she claimed he told her that he used the printer at the New Port Richie Public Library to create fake money for the heck of it, and she purported that he had given her a couple of the counterfeit $5 bills. She additionally reported that she saw several sheets of paper on the man’s bedroom floor with printing that resembled legal tender.

The woman told her tenant that she would be notifying the police and he reportedly rushed to gather the alleged evidence and left the premises.

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A man from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is facing charges after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse out of her car at a gas station, and later tried to use the victim’s credit card to pay his food bill at the restaurant where she worked.

On Sunday, June 17, Flora Lunsford was at a United Filling Station and went inside of the convenience store. She had left her purse unattended and locked in her vehicle. When she returned to her car she noticed that someone had forced the door open and that her handbag and its contents, including her identification and credit cards, was no longer inside.

When the authorities were investigating the robbery they reviewed the video taken from the surveillance camera at the gas station. The footage reportedly showed a car parked in front of the gas pumps that was there before Lunsford had arrived.

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A Dana Point resident who allegedly made millions of dollars in purchases through fraudulent means at several businesses in San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties is facing 89 charges for the schemes.

Over a nine-month period last year, businesses in three Southern California counties were the victims of a forced-sale scheme consisting of the perpetrator purchasing expensive merchandise with credit cards; some of which were fake and others were inactive. The standard authorization process that the credit card machines typically issue was surpassed by the customer requesting that the sales associate enter the transaction by hand or telling them to force the sale through.

When the transactions were processed by the credit card companies the merchants received notification that the payment was not approved.

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When a man applied for a job selling life insurance, his potential employer pointed out a blemish on his background check that indicated he had an outstanding tax lien. Without missing a beat, the man replied that it had been taken care of and he would send proof. Shortly thereafter, a faxed letter was sent to the company indicating that the tax lien’s “amounts in question have been satisfied completely.” It concluded with, “there are no outstanding fees or penalties due, and your record has been cleared of any restrictions or liens.” The letter was signed in the name of a US District Judge.

The company was suspicious and sent the letter to Alicemarie H. Stotler, the judge indicated on his letter. The judge reviewed the letter and saw her forged signature on it. Surprisingly, the judge knew the man, since she once sentenced him to prison for filing a false tax refund claim. She reported the crime and FBI agents who later confronted and arrested the man, who “was cooperative and made a full confession.”

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