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Attorney and real estate developers sentenced in mortgage fraud case

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Four men behind a Wilmington area mortgage fraud scheme were sentenced in federal court today. Full story...
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3 charged in presidential helicopter scheme

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Three men are facing charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president. Full story...
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Oak Island teen charged with fraud

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videoAn Oak Island teenager is accused of swindling people out of more than $100,000. Full story...
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Authorities: 4-decade fugitive from NC used dead boys' IDs

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Investigators in Iowa are crediting facial recognition technology with helping them capture an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973. Full story...
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Former State Representative Thomas Wright released from prison

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videoFormer State Representative Thomas Wright is out of prison after more than six years behind bars, following fraud and obstruction of justice convictions. Full story...
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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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