Latest Counterfeiting and forgery News

Police say man wanted in North Macedonia arrested in Germany

Dec. 11, 2019 8:43 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — One of North Macedonia's most wanted criminals, who faces a 32-year prison sentence for crimes including fraud, forgery and assault, has been arrested in Germany, police in Skopje said Wednesday. The man, identified by his initials R.B., was arrested in Hamburg last month on...

DA: Ex-municipal official stole $3M from taxpayers

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former township official outside Philadelphia stole more than $3 million from taxpayers, using some of embezzled money to fund a lavish lifestyle that included trips to Italy and France and shopping sprees for designer clothing and jewelry, authorities said Tuesday. Lisa Moore,...

Vegas man gets prison time in China-US fake phone parts case

Dec. 9, 2019 7:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors say a Las Vegas business owner was sentenced Monday in San Diego to six months in federal prison for conspiring to import counterfeit cellphone parts from China to the United States. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan also ordered 32-year-old Saad Ahmed to pay nearly $270,000 in...

Prosecutor: Former immigration attorney, husband convicted

Dec. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a disbarred Arizona immigration lawyer and her husband each face up to five years in prison when sentenced in February on convictions for conspiring to commit acts that included forging the signature of a court clerk. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Sullivan said...

Police: 3 arrested for using counterfeit bills at store

Dec. 7, 2019 4:03 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Auburn police say they have arrested three people who tried to pass counterfeit hundred dollar bills at a Home Depot Store in the city. Police say as officers arrived at the store on Friday evening, two of the suspects tried to flee on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. ...

Deputies: Teen shot at men who used fake money in drug deal

Dec. 3, 2019 11:34 AM EST

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a Florida teen shot at two men who used fake money while trying to buy marijuana from him. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 17-year-old boy last week on charges of attempted first-degree premeditated murder and for shooting into a...

Former child support official charged with theft, forgery

Dec. 3, 2019 11:17 AM EST

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A former office manager for the Boyd County Child Support Office in eastern Kentucky has been indicted on charges of theft and forgery. News outlets cited a statement from Kentucky State Police on Monday that said 55-year-old Mary Pickett faces one count of theft by unlawful taking...

Woman pleads guilty to charges linked to Ohio family slaying

Dec. 2, 2019 4:08 PM EST

The mother of one of four people charged in the 2016 slayings of eight family members in Ohio pleaded guilty Monday to an obstruction charge related to the investigation. Rita Newcomb was not accused of taking part in the Rhoden family killings, but prosecutors said the charges against her arose from the...

Reports: Japan tech worker accused of taking $5M found dead

Dec. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japan Display employee accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) of company money through fake deals has been found dead, according to Japanese media reports. Police and Japan Display Inc. declined to comment on the reports Monday. NHK and other outlets cited unidentified...

Concord merchants wary after spate of fake $100 bills

Nov. 30, 2019 9:36 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Holiday shoppers paying with $100 bills in downtown Concord should be prepared for some extra scrutiny after a spate of transactions involving counterfeit money. The Concord Monitor reports that at least two store owners have stopped accepting $100 bills, while others will be taking a...