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Woman pleads guilty to GoFundMe scam involving homeless man

A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to her role in concocting a feel-good tale about a homeless man rescuing her from the side of a highway and scamming 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions.

Homeless ‘good Samaritan’ gets probation in GoFundMe scam

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years' probation.

Homeless man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

A homeless man charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court.

‘You don’t go to jail for lying on TV’: GoFundMe scam suspect allegedly says in recording

The lawyer for one of the suspects in an alleged GoFundMe scam released a secret bombshell tape recording Monday that he says shows his client's ex-boyfriend and the homeless veteran they were purportedly helping duped her into joining the $400,000 swindle.

Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K; police say it’s a lie

A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Police raid home of couple who raised $400K for homeless man

Police raided the home Thursday of a couple who raised $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan who has alleged they squandered some of the money, including on a used BMW that investigators hauled away on a flatbed truck.

Judge orders pair who fundraised for homeless man to testify

The couple responsible for raising $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan must give sworn testimony over what happened to the cash, an at-times irritated New Jersey judge ordered Wednesday.

Lawyer for homeless man: $400K in donations is all gone

The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $400,000 through an online fundraising page said Tuesday that all the money is gone.

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what's left of the cash.

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Gov. Cooper: Outdoor venues in NC can open at 7% capacity next week

In a news conference Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that outdoor venues, including stadiums, would be able to open to 7% capacity starting next week.

Filming for horror relaunch gets underway in Wilmington

Get ready to scream again! The next big production for the Cape Fear began rolling on Tuesday.

Improvements, repairs ahead for I-40 in New Hanover, Pender counties

A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor can begin improvements on Interstate 40 in New Hanover and Pender counties this fall.

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Tropical Storm Beta has stalled out along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.