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Ex-Hospice Executive Indicted In Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice used patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings, according to a federal indictment.

02/27/2015

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Scammers Becoming More Active During Tax Return Season

It’s tax refund season and Raymond Grey was expecting a $2,000-plus check from the IRS, but now it’s unclear if that check will ever arrive in the mail.

02/12/2015

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TurboTax Stops Processing State Tax Returns On Fraud Reports

TurboTax says it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns due to an increase in fraudulent fillings.

02/06/2015

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Former State Rep. Jesse White Sued By His Mother For $30K

Former State Rep. Jesse White of Washington County is in hot water again.

02/05/2015

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Health Insurers, Hospitals Vulnerable To Cyber Attack, Say Experts

By all accounts, the breach of Anthem, an Indianapolis-based Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, was stunning.

02/05/2015

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Local Car Dealer Accused Of Stealing Hundreds From Customers

Authorities say a local car dealer stole hundreds of dollars from his customers and left them without valid registration paperwork.

02/02/2015

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International Counterfeit Money Operation Has Ties To Pittsburgh

Federal authorities have charged a man with leading an international counterfeit money operation based in the African nation of Uganda, and shipping bogus bills to the Pittsburgh area and other locations in the United States.

12/18/2014

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Tree Cutter Charged With Theft And Fraud Against Homeowners

When Eugene Askey showed up at the District Magistrate’s office in Jeannette for a preliminary hearing on one scam, Westmoreland County detectives were waiting to arrest and charge him with scamming five more residents from May to October of this year.

12/12/2014

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Caregiver Accused Of Stealing From Blind Woman

A Sheraden woman is facing charges, accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a blind woman she supposed to be caring for.

09/24/2014

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Loaning Advantage Cards To Others May Result In Fraud

When GetGo customers pull up to the gasoline pumps at at least one GetGo in the region, they are greeted with a notice, alerting the customer to thieves who are asking to borrow customers’ Giant Eagle Advantage Cards.

07/31/2014

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5 Nigerians Indicted In Tax Return Fraud Scheme

Five Nigerians have been indicted in connection with a tax return fraud case.

04/23/2014

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Protect Yourself From The Heartbleed Bug

The IRS released a statement saying it is not affected by the “Heartbleed Bug,” or aware of any related security flaws.

04/10/2014

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County Controller, D.A. Probe On Constables Finds Overbilling

They’re officers of the law, performing a valuable public service – executing warrants and transporting prisoners, sometimes for little pay.

03/06/2014

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Retired Colonel Accused Of Conspiring To Defraud Air Force

He was a colonel with sway over the entire 171st Air Wing. Federal prosecutors say Col. Gerard Mangis used it to enrich himself, allegedly conspiring with a co-defendant to defraud the Air Force of more than $200,000.

03/05/2014

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