fraud

Johnny Bobbitt
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
Ian Bush
January 28, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The homeless veteran accused of conspiring with a South Jersey couple on a GoFundMe scam is in jail in Burlington County. Johnny Bobbitt was transferred Monday from Philadelphia to Mount Holly, where he faced a Superior Court judge. The prosecutor's office says...
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Saudia Shuler poses in front of her North Philly restaurant Country Cookin'.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
January 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The North Philadelphia mother who went viral on social media for her lavish prom send-off pleaded guilty this week. Feds accused her of taking tens of thousands of dollars in disability benefits, but her lawyer says there's more to the story. Saudia Shuler, aka "Saud...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File
December 26, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company's owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor. It wasn't until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been...
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Johnny Bobbitt
Joe Lamberti/Courier Post
David Madden
December 14, 2018 - 11:04 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County judge has allowed GoFundMe scheme defendant Johnny Bobbitt to be released as his case plays out. Bobbitt has been charged, along with Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, of running a scam that netted some $400,000 in donations, all of which is gone...
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Johnny Bobbitt, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
Mike DeNardo
December 03, 2018 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The homeless vet charged in the viral GoFundMe case is heading to Burlington County to face fraud charges, after a Philadelphia judge's decision Monday. Common Pleas Judge Wendy Pew ordered a new one-year probation for Johnny Bobbitt on his Philly drug cases, which...
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Marc Persson is facing charges that he wrote a half-dozen fraudulent prescriptions for powerful opioid pain killers.
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Dan Wing
November 28, 2018 - 10:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County chiropractor is facing charges that he wrote a half-dozen fraudulent prescriptions. The county district attorney's office says 40-year-old Marc Persson of Swarthmore forged the names of two doctors who had previously worked with him at his...
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Johnny Bobbitt, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
November 22, 2018 - 4:35 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey woman charged with scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake story about a homeless veteran has been suspended from her state job. Katelyn McClure was a receptionist within the state Department of Transportation. A DOT spokeswoman confirmed...
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David Faust
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
November 15, 2018 - 5:39 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a long prison sentence for the Bucks county funeral director who stole more than $300,000 from more than 50 people who had pre-paid for funeral services. Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons told 54-year-old David Faust, with his million dollar property in...
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Johnny Bobbitt, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
David Madden
November 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The man at the center of a GoFundMe campaign under investigation, along with the man and woman who set up the campaign, have been arrested. Johnny Bobbitt was arrested in Philadelphia by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, according to the...
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Nov 8, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Voting booths slowly fill up at Holden Year-Round Elementary School in Sterling Heights at Precinct 14 and 15 in Macomb County.
Elaine Cromie/Detroit Free Press via USA TODAY NETWORK
Kristen Johanson
November 05, 2018 - 4:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As people head to the polls on Tuesday, state and federal authorities will keep a watchful eye for intimidation or harassment as voters cast their ballots. Overall, states have the authority over polling places to maintain the integrity of the election process. But...
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