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Six Charged With Conspiracy To Defraud Government

ix people were charged with conspiracy to defraud the government.

04/19/2014

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Scott Rothstein’s Former CFO Charged

Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s former bookkeeper turned chief financial officer of his now defunct law firm has been charged.

04/16/2014

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Defendant Pleads Guilty In Mutual Benefits Fraud

The lead defendant in one of South Florida’s biggest and longest-running fraud cases has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

03/29/2014

Lyndean Peters (Source: Golden Beach Police Dept.)

Golden Beach Cop Off The Hook In “Double Dipping” Investigation

Grand theft, fraud and official misconduct charges have been dropped against a Golden Beach police Sgt. Lyndean Peters who was accused of fraudulently reporting or under-reporting off-duty work details.

03/19/2014

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Appeal Court Rules Part Of State’s Counterfeit Check Law Unconstitutional

A section of a state law which makes it illegal to possess a “counterfeit payment instrument” has been found unconstitutional by a Central Florida appeals court.

02/16/2014

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Florida Investment Fraud Victims Get $10 Million

More than $10 million in forfeited assets from organizers of an investment fraud will go to hundreds of investors who suffered losses.

02/16/2014

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Beware Of Tax Refund ID Theft

It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4′s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.

CBS4–02/10/2014

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‘Octomom’ Faces Additonal Welfare Fraud Charges

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman was charged with a fourth count of welfare fraud Wednesday after prosecutors said they discovered she wrongly collected an additional $10,000 in benefits from the state.

02/05/2014

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Arrests Made In Home Insurance Fraud Ring

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested after the state went after a major home insurance fraud ring operating in South Florida.

02/04/2014

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CBS4 Exclusive: Operation Leaky Pipes Nets 12 Miami-Dade Homeowners

State insurance fraud agents call it Operation Leaky Pipes–a countywide effort to bust homeowners who inflated or created water damage in their homes and filed phony insurance claims to have repair work done.

01/29/2014

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