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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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Port Authority Probing Fraudulent Connect Cards

Connect Cards are quickly growing in demand among Port Authority riders.

02/27/2014

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IRS Probing ID Theft Of UPMC Employees

Close to two dozen UPMC employees have become the recent victims of identity theft.

02/26/2014

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Couple Accused Of Fraudulently Taking Funds From Charity

The “St. Vincent de Paul Society,” a lay organization, helps people who are in real need of food, shelter and other necessities of life.

02/25/2014

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Scammers Target Online Rental Ads, Undercut Price With Fake Ad

A fabulous loft downtown, a home in the suburbs, a luxury townhouse on the slopes – what do these locations all have in common?

02/24/2014

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Funeral Home Scam Trying To Catch You Off Guard

Scam artists are trying to use funeral home newsletters as a way to hack into your computer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/20/2014

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Target Credit Card Theft Expands To Other Retailers

After upping the number of customers affected by its credit card information theft — from 40 to 70 million — Target says it’s doing everything it can to protect its shoppers through its zero liability policy.

01/13/2014

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