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Dozens Arrested In Massive Prescription Drug Scheme

Dozens Arrested In Massive Prescription Drug Scheme

US Department of Justice(NEW YORK) — Four dozen people have been charged in one of the largest drug-diversion schemes ever, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.  It is estimated to have cost taxpayers a half-billion dollars.“The defendants wo…

Three Women Arrested in Massive Counterfeit Coupon Ring

Three Women Arrested in Massive Counterfeit Coupon Ring

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Phoenix police have arrested three women believed to be involved in the largest counterfeit coupon scam in U.S. history.The Phoenix Police Department, aided by the Coupon Information Corporation and some of the at l…

Fallen Soldier’s Picture Used in Craigslist Scam

Fallen Soldier’s Picture Used in Craigslist Scam

KATU/ABC News(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — An Oregon father was angered to find an image of his son, a fallen soldier, posted on Craigslist as part of a scam to collect money for a fictitious wounded soldier.“It’s disheartening. This just seems to b…

A Failed Mining Deal for Nelson Mandela’s Grandson

A Failed Mining Deal for Nelson Mandela’s Grandson

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ORKNEY, South Africa) – Zondwa Mandela tried to make his mining company one of Africa’s largest competitors in the gold mining market according to The Wall Street Journal.  Currently, the 28-year-old grandson of …

Two Years Later, Hole-In-One Contest Winner Still Waiting for Money

Two Years Later, Hole-In-One Contest Winner Still Waiting for Money

Troy Peissig taking the ball out of the hole after his hole-in-one shot for charity. (Courtesy of Troy Peissig)(HELENA, Mont) — Troy Peissig remembers the “second of disbelief” when he realized he had won $18,000 at a charity hole-in-one event. Two ye…

107 Charged in Medicare Fraud Worth $452 Million

107 Charged in Medicare Fraud Worth $452 Million

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Government officials Wednesday confirmed the arrests of more than 100 medical professionals in a nationwide crackdown on Medicare fraud. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 107 individuals…

"Millionaire Matchmaker" Con Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

"Millionaire Matchmaker" Con Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

Hemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — A supposed mega-millionaire who appeared on the Bravo television series The Millionaire Matchmaker has been exposed as a Tampa, Fla.-based scam artist after federal prosecutors blew the whistle on him as a fraudster, l…

Former Army Reservist Says Bank of America Refunding $25K in Fraudulent Debit Charges

Former Army Reservist Says Bank of America Refunding $25K in Fraudulent Debit Charges

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(UTICA, N.Y.) — Two years later, Bank of America is refunding $25,243.71 to a former army reservist for charges he said were fraudulently accrued to his debit card while he was on leave from service.John McDevitt, a U…

2011 Was Worst Year for Suspected Financial Crimes on Record

2011 Was Worst Year for Suspected Financial Crimes on Record

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A tidal wave of fraud reports fed by an ingenious array of scams borne out of the mortgage crisis have swamped federal offices, which are investigating and prosecuting only a small percentage of the allegations.In …

‘Whistleblower’ Says Mortgage Securitization Still Issue for US Homeowners

‘Whistleblower’ Says Mortgage Securitization Still Issue for US Homeowners

Courtesy Minh L. Pham(WASHINGTON) — Lan Pham, an economist fired by the Congressional Budget Office two years ago, is still asking whether the watchdog agency appeared to “diminish or deny” the problem of foreclosure fraud while providing analysis to …

Afghan Murder Suspect ‘Took My Life Savings,’ Says Retiree

Afghan Murder Suspect ‘Took My Life Savings,’ Says Retiree

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Robert Bales, the staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians, enlisted in the U.S. Army at the same time he was trying to avoid answering allegations he defrauded an elderly Ohio couple of their life savings in a stock …

Undercover Grandma Catches Medicare Fraud on Tape

Undercover Grandma Catches Medicare Fraud on Tape

ABC News(MCALLEN, Texas) — In the wake of an ABC News undercover investigation, federal authorities in Texas are investigating how an active 82-year-old grandmother was diagnosed as homebound, with a range of ailments that she did not have, including …

Biggest Medicare Fraud in History Busted, Say Feds

Biggest Medicare Fraud in History Busted, Say Feds

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Federal officials say they have taken down the largest Medicare fraud scheme investigators have ever discovered: a $375 million dollar home healthcare scam operating in the Dallas, Texas area.The alleg…

Romney Attacked Over Medicare Settlement

Romney Attacked Over Medicare Settlement

ABC/Matthew Putney(MIAMI) — Mitt Romney’s enemies have unleashed a torrent of attacks in Florida over Medicare fraud conspiracy committed by a company Romney helped run in the 1990s.The pro-Newt-Gingrich superPAC Winning Our Future has released …

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