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Subjects wanted for fraud, Shallotte Police Department

Shallotte Police Department is asking for your help identifying the vehicle or the persons in these pictures.

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.

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911 call reveals new details about double homicide in New Hanover County

New Hanover County 911 has released a phone call made early Saturday morning after two people were fatally shot and another person severely wounded at a home in Wilmington.

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany has killed at least one person, with 16 injured and four still missing.

Consumer confidence up slightly in July

U.S. consumer confidence was relatively unchanged from June to July, but remains at its highest level since February 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S.

Jan. 6 hearing opens as police detail violence, injuries

The new House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has opened its first hearing. Democrats are starting with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building.