Latest Counterfeiting and forgery News

Man who lived with dead roommate allegedly cashed his checks

Sep. 27, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who lived with the body of his dead roommate for four years was charged with stealing his money by writing dozens of checks on his account, prosecutors said. Darren Pirtle, 57, of Chico, was charged Monday in Butte County Superior...

Town's ex-finance director pleads guilty to embezzling $500K

Sep. 22, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — The former finance director of a North Carolina town pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $500,000 from the town, federal prosecutors announced. The office of U.S. Attorney Michael Easley announced that Gay Cameron Tucker, 64, of Fayetteville,...

Feds seize 'staggering' amount of fake Adderall pills

Sep. 19, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The seizure of more than 660,000 counterfeit Adderall pills containing methamphetamine has led to charges against one man, federal authorities in Rhode Island announced Monday. Dylan Rodas, 27, has agreed to plead guilty to possession with intent to...

US: Hawaii man used $1.2M in fake checks to try to post bail

Jul. 26, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man accused of using counterfeit bank checks totaling $1.2 million to try to bail three people out of a jail has been arrested and ordered held without bail, according to court records. Samuela Tuikolongahau Jr. was detained by federal authorities on...

Colorado man pleads guilty to casting missing wife's ballot

Jul. 22, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man who had been charged in the presumed death of his missing wife has pleaded guilty to forgery for casting her 2020 election ballot for then-President Donald Trump. Barry Morphew pleaded guilty Thursday and was fined and assessed court costs of $600, The...

Report: Mistakes, not Liverpool fans, caused CL final fiasco

Jul. 13, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

French senators said the chaos outside the national stadium that marred the Champions League soccer final was due to a series of mistakes by police and officials — and not the actions of previously blamed Liverpool fans — with “malfunction at every stage” before, during and after the game. ...