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Kristen Johanson
March 24, 2020 - 6:17 pm
Authorities are warning the public of heightened scams that are taking advantage of people during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “You have to be very careful about any sort of unsolicited communication that you get from somebody by any means.” Read more here.
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Howard Helbert
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
February 28, 2020 - 12:14 pm
A 59-year-old Montgomery County man has pleaded guilty to posing as a woman on dating apps and sending men to a random house in King of Prussia. Read more here.
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Amish farm
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Jim Melwert
January 31, 2020 - 3:08 pm
A Berks County man has been charged with running one of the largest Ponzi schemes based in Pennsylvania, where he allegedly he ripped off the Amish and Mennonite communities for $60 million. Read more here.
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AP News
January 21, 2020 - 11:52 am
A former cocktail waitress at a Pennsylvania casino has been sentenced for her role in a $420,000 slot machine scam. Read more here.
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Mark D'Amico
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Mark Abrams
January 16, 2020 - 6:43 pm
A New Jersey man connected to a 2017 GoFundMe hoax, which raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man, pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to federal charges. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
December 11, 2019 - 4:20 pm
A West Chester woman is accused of scamming dozens of people with fake vacation packages, including a cancer patient who wanted to go to Disney World. Read more here.
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Mark D'Amico
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David Madden
December 06, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Mark D’Amico has pleaded guilty to his "limited role" in the viral GoFundMe scam, which ripped off $400,000 from thousands of generous people who thought he and his then-girlfriend were helping a homeless veteran. Read more here.
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Jessica Smith
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
November 05, 2019 - 4:43 pm
A Chester Springs woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly fabricating that she had cancer so she could raise money online for herself. Read more here.
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Native New Yorker Alec Baldwin got scammed by a ticket seller in New York City.
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CNN
October 08, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Native New Yorker Alec Baldwin got scammed by a ticket seller in New York City.
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Mark D'Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
AP News
October 03, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Mark D'Amico, accused of scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran, is now facing federal charges. Read the latest here.
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