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New report shows problem with NC voter fraud

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videoElections officials told the North Carolina General Assembly this week they found hundreds of instances where a person with the same name, birthday, and last four digits of their social security number voted in North Carolina and somewhere else. Full story...
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Couple charged with arson now charged with fraud

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videoA Brunswick County couple charged with arson last month now face fraud charges after asking for public assistance. Full story...
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Feds arrest 1 NC man, 2 NY women for Sandy relief fund fraud

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Two women from Long Island and a man from North Carolina have been arrested on fraud charges for falsely collecting Superstorm Sandy disaster relief funds. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Joseph McClam, of Raleigh, received $32,000 for a Brooklyn property that had been mostly vacant since it had been damaged in a 2010 fire. Full story...
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Clarkton fire chief and asst. fire chief charged with fraud

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videoRobinson, who was the Clarkton Fire Chief, has been charged with two counts of Insurance Fraud, five counts of Embezzlement, and two counts of Corporate Malfeasance. The case was presented to a Bladen County Grand Jury Monday. Full story...
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Man arrested for cable theft

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videoIf you get a cable bill in the mail and don't know why, you might want to open it. A Bladenboro man is accused of setting up cable accounts under other people's names. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of 'sweetheart scams'

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videoLove is easier to find than ever, with online dating sites and social media. But the Attorney General's Office warns some cupids are aiming straight for your bank account. Full story...
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Ex-Fort Bragg soldier sentenced in fraud scheme

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A former Fort Bragg soldier is headed to federal prison for defrauding the government. Natosha June Boyd was sentenced to 30 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for her involvement in submitting false claims through the U.S. Department of Defense's travel reimbursement system. Full story...
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Caremerica CEO, CFO sentenced for tax fraud

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video Ronald E. Burrell, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Caremerica Inc., and Michael R. Elliott, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Caremerica Inc., were sentenced today in Wilmington, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Full story...
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Wilmington Zaxby's restaurants part of chain's security breach

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video Two Zaxby's locations in Wilmington are among dozens of the restaurant chain's stores that may have been victimized by data thieves. Full story...
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Child counselor sentenced for fraud and arson

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video A former Chadbourn school counselor will spend three decades behind bars for setting fire to his office to cover up Medicare fraud. Full story...
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Guarding against credit card fraud

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videoIt may be the season of goodwill, but identity thieves don't take a holiday. Full story...
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Two men wanted for credit card theft, fraud

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Carolina Beach Police detectives need help identifying two men involved in the theft of credit cards and fraud. The incident occurred on the night of November 7 at the Islander Kwik Mart in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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AG takes aim at foreclosure fraudsters in Wilmington and Charlotte

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video Three North Carolina companies that claim to help people win lower mortgage payments and save their homes from foreclosures are instead ripping off homeowners and must be shut down, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Former elementary school counselor pleads guilty to wire fraud and arson

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A former Chadbourn Elementary School counselor pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to wire fraud and arson. He still faces first-degree murder charges. Full story...
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Fourth suspect in custody for allegedly bilking veteran

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A fourth suspect is in jail accused with ripping off a disabled veteran in Brunswick County. Pamela Springer, 45, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail under $100,000 secured bond, according to the jail's website. She's charged felony conspiracy. Full story...
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