Articles Tagged with fraud

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Three people are facing charges for allegedly stealing approximately $1 M in COVID-19 relief funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina reported that during an investigation of a possible fraud case, it was discovered that between March and November 2021, almost $1 M was fraudulently taken from the PPP. 

It was believed that the money was stolen through many fraudulent applications that were submitted for PPP relief in different states for businesses that were not real. 

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A fast-food restaurant manager and his girlfriend allegedly stole a debit card that a customer accidentally left in the establishment and spent over $700 within two hours. 

On June 29, a customer at a Burger King in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, left the restaurant without taking their Wells Fargo debit card. 

When an employee found the card, they reportedly turned it over to the manager on duty. 

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A man who was a Hialeah firefighter for two decades was accused of selling thousands of life support certification cards for over $870,000 without giving the necessary instructional classes to the applicants. 

For the past two years, a 60-year-old man who was a firefighter for 20 years with the Hialeah Fire Department was teaching life support classes to people seeking certification from the American Heart Association.  

It was reported that the man has training and certifications in several techniques such as basic, advanced cardiovascular, and advanced pediatric life support. 

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A shopper in a Texas Walmart is facing several charges after the authorities accused her of trying to steal items by using the barcode scanner incorrectly while checking out of the store. 

It was reported that on September 3, the Walmart Supercenter in Brownsville, Texas, had a patron who tried to scam them when they used the self-checkout. 

The woman reportedly had items in her cart totaling an estimated $100. 

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Four people from Missouri suspected of theft and burglary were tracked down after one of the men reportedly involved accidentally butt-dialed 911. 

Early in the morning on July 27, Cole County 911 received a call from someone who disconnected the line before they provided any information. 

The authorities found the location where the call came from, and Deputies from the Cole County Sheriff’s Office went to the address to see if someone needed help. 

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 Three men who were arrested for allegedly stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise at Target in Brick Township are also suspected of taking part in several similar thefts that occurred throughout the state. 

On the afternoon of April 6, a Target store in Brick was reportedly robbed by three men. 

When the authorities were alerted, detectives with the Police Street Crimes Unit went to the store to investigate the situation. It was reported that they had been investigating similar thefts that had been taking place in large retail stores, such as Target and Walmart. The heists had been taking place recently in the local area, as well as in other parts of New Jersey. 

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South Carolina Attorney Alex Murdaugh turned himself in last Thursday after he allegedly misappropriated millions of dollars from his law firm.

53-year-old Alex Murdaugh resides in Hampton. He obtained a state bar license in 1994. Murdaugh is a partner at the law firm that his great-grandfather started in 1901.

In addition to practicing personal injury law, Murdaugh is a prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Court.

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A Georgia man was arrested after allegedly stealing merchandise from several Home Depot locations by wearing an employee uniform and loading the items into a rental truck.

32-year-old Dustin White lives in Lakeland, Georgia.

For the past few weeks, a couple of Home Depot locations in the Tallahassee area reported that they had been the targets of robberies. In the reports given to the authorities, the suspect was described as a white male wearing a Home Depot employee apron.

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A woman being sued by a man she used to date for allegedly participating in a relationship with him to benefit from his money felt she needed a restraining order to protect herself and her loved ones from his reportedly alarming actions.

Stefanie Gurzanski is a 23-year-old model who works with the “Unruly Agency” which provides services as a creative marketing agency and a production studio. She also has an OnlyFans site where she posts images of herself for professional purposes.

At the end of July, Gurzanski met 59-year-old Stephen J. Cloobeck through a woman who provided professional matchmaking services to the man.

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A woman accused of driving the getaway car for an alleged package thief reportedly struck a police officer with her car while trying to escape during her detainment.

On the afternoon of December 4, 26-year-old Megan Rozak was reportedly driving around a residential neighborhood with 38-year-old Stephan Wisnewski in the passenger seat.

The Lynwood Police Department received a complaint from someone saying that they could see package thieves in the process of stealing from nearby porches.

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