Latest Counterfeiting and forgery News

Court affirms convictions in Albuquerque policeman's death

May. 28, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of a man in the fatal shooting of an Albuquerque police officer in 2015. In a unanimous opinion Thursday, the state’s high court rejected Davon Lymon’s arguments on appeal challenging...

Reno man guilty of selling fentanyl-laced 'oxycodone' pills

May. 26, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has pleaded guilty to possessing and selling hundreds of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing the powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, Nevada's top federal prosecutor said Wednesday. Octavio Mendoza Jr., 24, faces a sentence...

Woman accused of embezzling money from North Carolina church

May. 22, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is accused of forging checks and taking more than $150,000 from the church where she worked, according to a sheriff’s office. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Betty Fowler Collins, 79, of Thomasville, was...

William, Harry condemn BBC over 'deceitful' Diana interview

May. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his brother Prince Harry on Thursday issued strongly worded statements criticizing the BBC and British media for unethical practices after an investigation concluded that one of the broadcaster's journalists used “deceitful behavior” to secure Princess...

Feds seize $3.6M from company over sale of fake N95 masks

May. 18, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government has seized $3.6 million from the bank account of a company involved in a deal to sell $4.5 million in overpriced, counterfeit N95 masks to the state of Maine. The U.S. attorney is seeking to force the company, Med-Tech...

Ex-cop pleads guilty to theft, other charges, gets treatment

May. 12, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A former Bremerton police detective caught on camera stealing cash during a search of a suspected drug dealer’s house pleaded guilty to theft and other charges and was sentenced to inpatient drug treatment. Jeffery Inklebarger, 52, pleaded...

Omaha police warn of dangerous counterfeit pain pills

May. 06, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha have issued a public warning about counterfeit painkillers circulating in the area that investigators said have led to several overdose deaths in the city. The counterfeit pills actually contain the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl...

AP: Trooper charged in child rape hid checkered FBI past

May. 05, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama state trooper arrested last week on charges he raped an 11-year-old girl had been kicked out of the FBI amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations but was hired by the state agency with the apparent help of a fake bureau letter that scrubbed his record...

Former Georgia state lawmaker indicted for financial fraud

May. 04, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia state lawmaker and university regent Dean Alford has been indicted on racketeering, fraud and forgery charges relating to allegations that he faked contracts while seeking money from a financial company. Tuesday's indictment in Rockdale...

Mexico calls fake coronavirus vaccines "a risk to health"

Apr. 21, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Wednesday that fake coronavirus vaccines represent “a risk to health,” after falsified doses were found in Mexico and Poland. Mexico’s medicines regulation agency said the false doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were...