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Fraud

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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UPDATE: Three women turn themselves in for fraud charges

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Maria Sloan, Velda Barnhill, and Monica Frazier were arrested Tuesday. Sloan and Barnhill are still in jail and both have a $100,000 secured bond. Frazier was released for jail Tuesday with a $5,000 unsecured bond. Full story...
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Scam artist paver with Wilmington ties at it again

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A driveway paver who got his start in Wilmington scamming consumers is back at it again, the NC Attorney General's office says. Tommy Clack has recently been reported paving driveways for older homeowners in Hope Mills, Zebulon, Greensboro and Nashville. Full story...
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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking for ways to crack down on fraudulent unemployment compensation payments, but the lawmakers are learning that it's tough to prove someone has been cheating the system. Full story...
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NC developer seeks free lawyer in $20M fraud case

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A western North Carolina land developer accused of cheating banks out of more than $20 million is asking for a taxpayer-paid defense attorney. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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