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Former Chick-fil-A employee pleads guilty to fraud

Sep. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Chick-fil-A manager pleaded guilty Tuesday in a scheme that defrauded customers of nearly $500,000 to finance a lifestyle that included luxury vehicles and vacations, prosecutors said. Larry James Black Jr., who worked as hospitality...

Man sentenced in $4 million fraud scheme involving boats

Sep. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Rogersville man was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for running a boat building scheme that defrauded customers out of more than $4 million. Michael Michael David Dismer, 53, was sentenced for tax evasion for failing to pay...

Chicago: DoorDash, Grubhub mislead restaurants, customers

Aug. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials on Friday accused DoorDash and Grubhub of harming the city's restaurants and their customers by charging high fees and through other deceptive practices when delivery and takeout business became essential to the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Appeals court overturns ruling against Value Village

Aug. 18, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state appeals court has overturned a 2019 ruling that found Bellevue-headquartered thrift chain TVI Inc., which operates Value Village and Savers, had misled customers by deceptively marketing itself as a charity. Washington Attorney...

NH AG: Beware of fraudulent airline security screening sites

Jul. 27, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Airline passengers who apply for access to expedited security screening should be aware of fraudulent websites that appear to be associated with the Transportation Security Administration PreCheck Application Program, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said...

Robinhood pays $70 million to settle range of allegations

Jun. 30, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood Financial will pay nearly $70 million to settle a wide range of allegations, including that it gave customers misleading information and improperly allowed some users to make riskier trades after they lied about their trading experience. The...