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North Carolina Insurance Department accuses woman of fraud

Dec. 05, 2021 11:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman involved in an automobile accident has been charged by the state Department of Insurance with trying to get payment from an insurance company even though her coverage had lapsed. According to a news release, the Greensboro...

Georgia inmate sentenced in fraud scheme run from prison

Dec. 05, 2021 11:50 AM EST

ROME, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia inmate will spend additional time behind bars after prosecutors say he used a cell phone from prison to try to steal millions of dollars worth of heavy equipment. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta said Wednesday that Damon Thomas Young was...

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

Dec. 04, 2021 05:29 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone. A nurse in the northern city of Biella, Filippa Bua, said she could tell right away that something was off when a man presented...

Florida man sentenced in West Virginia investment scheme

Dec. 03, 2021 17:29 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison Friday for bilking more than a dozen investors out of nearly $5 million. Phillip W. Conley of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced in federal court in Clarksburg for his...

Indiana man gets 30 months in prison for defrauding employer

Dec. 03, 2021 11:12 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing $270,000 from an ophthalmology practice where he worked through a fraud scheme. A federal judge also ordered Joshua D. Millspaugh, the former...

N. Carolina woman accused of forging insurance claim forms

Dec. 03, 2021 08:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina woman and accused her of forging bills and claim forms to get more than $70,000 from an insurance company, the N.C. Department of Insurance said. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says special agents with...

Maryland man pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

Dec. 03, 2021 08:40 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to his role in a bid to victimize businesses and cause losses totaling more than $4 million through a stolen check scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland says in a news release that Oyekanmi Oworu, 35, of...

West Virginia man admits pocketing nonprofit funds

Dec. 03, 2021 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to defrauding a nonprofit group. Walter Greenhowe, 72, of Dunbar, entered the plea in federal court Thursday to three counts of wire fraud. Greenhowe was president of the community...

Capitol riot committee has interviewed 250 people so far

Dec. 02, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan to hold...

California jail guard indicted for sex assaults on inmates

Dec. 02, 2021 18:41 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A California correctional officer was indicted Thursday on multiple counts of sexually assaulting female inmates at the San Joaquin County Jail, just months after another officer at the same facility was convicted of rape and other sexual assaults on inmates. ...