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Fraud

NC investor accused of fraud holds estate sale

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Neighbors say a North Carolina hedge-fund manager whose assets were frozen after regulators accused him of securities fraud has been selling off bits and pieces of his home's interior. Full story...
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Smithfield urged to tighten policies

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An independent audit of the town of Smithfield's accounting system criticizes policies that auditors say increase the likelihood of fraud. Full story...
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Former NC Peak Fitness execs face fraud charges

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Two former executives of the bankrupted Peak Fitness in Charlotte have been charged with fraudulently obtaining loans from Wells Fargo and Wachovia. Full story...
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NC Secretary of State to lead Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud event in Wilmington

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Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud will help Wilmington residents fight back against the crooks and swindlers who are taking advantage of tough economic times to target investors, especially the elderly. Full story...
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Wilmington auto finance company manager arrested

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina Department of Insurance and Department of Motor Vehicles began investigating into a Wilmington company nearly two years ago that led to a recent arrest last week. Full story...
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RBC, Two Guys battle in court over old debt

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One year after filing a nearly $500,000 lawsuit against a Wilmington restaurant owner, RBC Bank is still waiting for a decision. Full story...
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'The Credit Doctor' pleads guilty

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According to the Indictment, James Goddard submitted hundreds of false credit card and lines of credit applications in the names of multiple individuals or businesses to various banks. Goddard called himself the Credit Doctor of North Carolina and touted his specialized skills included obtaining credit for newly formed businesses as well as credit repair, charging a 15% fee on each credit line he obtained. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged in illegal credit scheme

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The United States Attorney's Office announced that a federal grand jury returned a 74-count criminal indictment charging James Walter Goddard of Wilmington with bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and obstruction of justice. Full story...
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Mexican fraud bust has Wilmington ties

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video Eleven states and 19 cities, including Wilmington. That's where multiple federal agencies believe members of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization were working. Full story...
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Something you don't hear often; SAS is hiring

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Cary-based SAS Institute is doing so well finding fraud for state and local governments it's hiring more analysts. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Daughter sentenced in medical fraud case

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A week after her father received his sentence, a Wilmington woman found out she is heading to prison. Full story...
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Feds release details of Causey's crime

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The US Attorney's Office today released details of the guilty plea entered yesterday by Brian Causey and three other men in a fraud case. Causey is the son of former New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey, who is currently running for New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Causey's son pleads guilty in federal court

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Brian Causey admitted to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Prosecutors say he and three other men were involved in a money-making property scheme about a decade ago. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission Candidate's son indicted on federal charge

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Brian Causey, the son of former Sheriff and current Commissioner Candidate Sid Causey, is indicted on fraud charges. Full story...
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Father, daughter plead guilty to federal health care fraud charges

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A Wilmington man and his daughter have pleaded guilty to federal charges after prosecutors say they used several medical practices they owned to submit fake bills to Medicare and Medicaid. Full story...
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