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Kristen Johanson
July 29, 2020 - 7:40 am
While the investigation into unemployment fraud in Pennsylvania continues to slow benefits for jobless workers, state and federal authorities say they’ve stopped tens of millions of dollars from landing in the wrong pockets. Read more here.
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Michael "Ozzie" Myers
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2020 - 12:11 pm
A former Philadelphia congressman, who was a figure in the 1980s Abscam scandal, has been indicted for a second time, this time for election fraud. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
The IRS is once again warning of scams where people fish for personal information, and this time, they’re using COVID-19 for the data. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 26, 2020 - 6:47 pm
Pennsylvania is the latest state to be swept into an unemployment scam, where authorities say fraudsters are using previously stolen identity information to bilk benefit payments. It’s now part of a federal investigation. Read more here.
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AP News
May 26, 2020 - 11:46 am
A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to bribing Georgetown University's former tennis coach $50,000 to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
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Justin Udo
May 18, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Pennsylvania's top prosecutor gives a word of warning as personal protective equipment scams are on the rise. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
May 15, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Police are investigating a ring of debit card fraud and theft involving accounts linked to child support payments. Read more here.
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Bridget Kelly
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AP News
May 07, 2020 - 10:22 am
The Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
May 04, 2020 - 12:11 pm
Law enforcement agencies have seen a big resurgence of activity by scam artists who are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis. Read the latest here.
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Kristen Johanson
April 06, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Stimulus checks are expected to be deposited right into Americans’ bank accounts this week, but authorities warn the public to watch out for scammers who may try to virtually pickpocket your information. Read more here.
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