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Surprise tax forms reveal extent of unemployment fraud in US

Simple tax forms — barely enough to fill a half-sheet of paper — are now revealing the extent of the identity theft that made state-run unemployment offices lucrative targets for fraud after millions of people lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Ex-town employee indicted in $200K dumpster-related scam

The Winston-Salem Journal reports former Kernersville employee Thad Leslie Buck was indicted Monday on eight counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

North Carolina actuary charged with insider trading

A North Carolina actuary accused of insider trading ahead of a merger between two energy companies has been indicted on federal fraud charges.

Man convicted for extorting several area women with fraud and obscenity

Otis Leslie Howell, 55, of Meridian, Mississippi, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to four counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion in New Hanover County Superior Court.

Officials: Man bought more than 560 sneakers with fake card

Authorities say a North Carolina man who purchased more than 560 pairs of high-end sneakers using a counterfeit credit card has been sentenced to prison.

North Carolina sends thousands in fraudulent unemployment claims during COVID-19 pandemic

A Troubleshooter investigation into the state's unemployment system is getting results.

Charlotte tax preparer pleads guilty for filing false tax returns

A Charlotte tax preparer pleaded guilty in federal court Friday for filing false tax returns for her clients and for herself.

US charges 4 members of Chinese military for massive Equifax hack

The Department of Justice unveiled charges against four members of China's military for allegedly hacking into the credit agency Equifax and stealing the personal information of millions of Americans in 2017.

Jury rules for half of 21 plaintiffs in used body parts suit

The owner of a now-closed body donation facility was found civilly liable Tuesday for mishandling remains in about half of 21 cases filed by families of the dead.

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Western states prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration

By November 2022, the agency projects Lake Mead could drop to levels that could threaten the ability to generate electricity at Hoover Dam.

After child death, US says to stop using Peloton treadmill

New York-based Peloton said in a news release the warning was “inaccurate and misleading." It says there’s no reason to stop using the treadmill as long as children and pets are kept away from it.

3 protesters arrested after Asheville disbands homeless camp

Asheville is shutting down numerous homeless camps in the city where it has received reports of fighting and drug use. The city said it is working to provide alternate shelter.

Panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

The final rate increases haven't been finalized.