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4th person pleads guilty in counterfeit check scheme

Apr. 11, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A fourth person pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people from Rhode Island to cash counterfeit busieness checks in several New England states in exchange for a small payment, federal prosecutors said. Cortavious Benford,...

Missouri performer gets probation in foster kid charity scam

Mar. 05, 2022 16:17 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A performer in the Missouri tourist town of Branson who convinced his audiences to donate thousands of dollars to a fake charity for foster children has been sentenced to five years of probation. James Patrick Garrett, a 65-year-old best known for his John...