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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.

Pain MD owner, employees accused of $38M health care fraud

The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud.

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Nazi flag under ‘Biden Harris’ sign replaced with American flag

A Nazi flag hung on a tree in North Carolina under a "Biden Harris" campaign sign has been torn down and replaced with an American flag.

Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

President Joe Biden laid out his to plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in office, warning Americans that the worst is still to come.

NHRMC fills up 1,200 more COVID-19 vaccine appointments

New Hanover Regional Medical Center opened more appointments for COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday.

Ex-North Carolina officer charged with selling testosterone

Court documents allege that a former North Carolina police officer has been charged with making and selling a steroid that promotes muscle growth.