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Man Accused Of Running Up Hotel Tabs, Skipping Out On Bill

A man is now in police custody, accused of running up up tabs of thousands of dollars at area hotels and then skipping out on the bill.

08/31/2012

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Scams On Elderly Popping Up In Our Area

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Carnegie Police Chief Jeff Harbin about a new scam hitting the elderly in our area.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/02/2012

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Lottery Scammers Now Using Bolder Tactics

Bolder and nastier is how investigators describe the crooks behind the latest scams that are victimizing people in our area. The tactics they are using may shock you.

02/21/2012

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2 Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Indiana. Co. Man

Two people are facing charges after being accused of extorting thousands of dollars from a 92-year-old man over the course of several months.

01/26/2012

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Misleading Letter Sent To Local Seniors

Lois Shipley, of New Castle, got a letter in the mail the other day from a business called the Senior Advisory Center. The letter stated that for a fee of $39, the company, on her behalf, would file a property tax, or rent rebate claim with the Pa. Department of Revenue.

10/25/2011

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Homeowners Ripped Off While Trying To Go Green

Some local homeowners tried to go green, but ended up losing a lot of money. KD Investigator Andy Sheehan is on the trail of a contractor, who took thousands of dollars to install wind turbines and solar panels at local homes.

08/03/2011

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KD Investigators, Woman Confront Scamming Roofer

When Heather Dugan bought her house in Bellevue, the home inspector said her roof wouldn’t last. She hired an outfit called Better Choice Roofing, which she said turned out to be the worst choice she could have made.

08/02/2011

The Attorney General is taking action after complaints about Able Roofing.  (Credit: KDKA)

Attorney General Going After Scamming Roofers

They’ve operated under a half dozen company names, but the result has been the same. Customers have complained about being ripped off by roofers who they say perform little or no work, but take the money and run. KD Investigator Andy Sheehan exposed them and now the attorney general is taking action.

07/26/2011

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Alleged Scammer Arrested In Beaver Co.

A man accused of scamming two people out of money was arrested in Beaver County Sunday morning. According to the criminal complaint, 26-year-old David Bristol was arrested after allegedly taking $1,300 for rent on a home he didn’t own.

05/29/2011

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Police Warn Residents About Roofer Scam

Police in Westmoreland County are warning residents about a scam. Officers say a man is going door-to-door claiming he is there to inspect the roof.

05/26/2011

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WesBanco Customers Targeted In Possible Scam

Police in Washington County are investigating a possible telephone scam that is targeting customers of a local bank branch.

03/10/2011

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Indiana Police Warn Residents About Scam

Indiana police are warning residents about a scam. Someone is calling and soliciting donations for an organization called Firefighters of America.

03/04/2011

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Texting Scam Targets Beaver County Residents

Police in New Brighton and Beaver Falls say someone claiming to be from the Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union is texting random people urging them to call and enter their debit and credit card information.

03/02/2011

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Protect Yourself Against Skimmers At ATMs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With one trip to the ATM, you could unknowingly give a thief all they need in order to steal your money. How the crooks steal your information and get to your accounts […]

02/09/2011

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State Police Corporal Targeted By Scam

GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A state police supervisor from the Greensburg barracks was the target of a scam. Officials say the corporal got a letter earlier this month saying he had won $250,000 in the U.K. […]

12/24/2010

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