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Fraud

Greensboro man gets 10 year sentence in scam

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A Greensboro man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to investment fraud last year. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies warn of mail scams

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If you have been targeted by foreign scam artists in the last few years, you are not alone. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says marketing fraud is all too common. Full story...
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Pender county Sheriff's office asks for help identifying fraud suspect

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying a fraud suspect. Full story...
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Cowper gets probation, fine in ABC scheme

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The contractor who admitted ripping off the New Hanover County ABC Board will avoid jail time. A federal judge today sentenced Lee Cowper to three years probation and a $25,000 fine. Full story...
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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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