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15 Accused Of Defrauding Agencies

Fifteen people are accused of bilking unemployment insurance agencies in Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota out of nearly $9 million by setting up more than 80 fictitious companies.

04/18/2012

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Scam Victim Warns Of Tax Fraud Tactic

Tax day is days away. Tuesday, April 17th is the filing deadline this year. If you haven’t sent in your return yet, one Minnesota man warns that you could be hit with quite the surprise – someone else may file before you do.

04/12/2012

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Savage Man Sentenced In $13M Mortgage Scheme

A Savage, Minn. man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after making a plea agreement in a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme.

03/30/2012

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Sex Trafficking Case Set To Start In Nashville

After days of selecting jurors, attorneys are set to give opening arguments on Monday in the trial of more than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee.

03/26/2012

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Man Sentenced In House Flipping Scheme

A 47-year-old Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Tuesday after defrauding investors out of more than $5 million in a house-flipping scheme that covered several states.

03/06/2012

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Minn. Majority Wants ACLU To Pay Up

Minnesota Majority claims that it’s found proof of voter impersonation in Minnesota. And Executive Director Dan McGrath says it’s time to pay up.

03/06/2012

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BP Gas Station Facing Lawsuit Over Car Wash Codes

The BP America, Inc., gas station franchise is facing a class action lawsuit after a woman is claiming one station had sold car wash access codes to customers with illegally short access codes, according to court documents filed Friday.

02/17/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Denny Hecker In Trouble Again

Federal prison officials are saying that Denny Hecker will be moving to yet another prison.

02/11/2012

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Denny Hecker Moved To Federal Prison Camp

Former auto mogul Denny Hecker has been moved to a Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn.

02/08/2012

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Cell Users Warned Of Texting Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone uses of a texting scam that could lead to fraudulent charges on their accounts.

02/01/2012

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Man Sentenced For Bank Fraud After Fleeing To Africa

A federal court in Minneapolis sentenced a 40-year-old Maplewood man Monday for taking more than $860,000 from accounts at various financial institutions, according to the Justice Department.

01/30/2012

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7 Suspects Sentenced For Restaurant Credit Card Fraud

A 36-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday, marking the final sentence of seven suspects involved in a credit card skimming operation.

01/19/2012

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Golden Valley Police Warn Of Craigslist Ticket Scam

Police arrested a juvenile Thursday accused of selling fraudulent entertainment tickets in the Twin Cities.

12/29/2011

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Bixby Energy Takes Responsibility In Fraud Case

A Minnesota-based energy company admits it defrauded investors of up to $7 million. Bixby Energy Systems Inc. in Ramsey entered an agreement with federal prosecutors Wednesday.

12/14/2011

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Woman Accuses Ticket Seller Of Costing Group $12K

VIP tickets, backstage passes and a chance to meet a famous singer, all for a bargain price.

12/13/2011

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Minn. Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Hospital

A Minnesota man has acknowledged using a false name and social security number to receive treatment at a South Dakota hospital.

11/03/2011

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Cops: Users Responding To Online Ads Being Scammed

St. Cloud Police are warning of a fraud scam that has been affecting a number of people recently.

11/03/2011

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Teen Accused Of Stealing Credit Card Info From ‘Hundreds’ Of McDonald’s Drive-Thru Customers

If you got something to eat at the Monticello McDonald’s on East 7th Street in July or August, police say your credit card information may have been compromised.

09/09/2011

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Pyschic Detectives

Are they really psychic? Do they just prey on the vulnerable? Watch the Nightline story.

08/17/2011

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Minn. Fines GOP Donor For Using False Identity

Minnesota regulators are levying a $21,000 fine against a Republican political donor sought nationally for fraud.

06/01/2011

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Minnesota Filmmaker, Others Sentenced In Iowa

A Minnesota filmmaker who pleaded guilty to defrauding the state in a scheme to misuse tax credits aimed at bringing movie makers to Iowa has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

05/17/2011

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3 Men Indicted In Petters’ Fraud Case

Three Florida men were indicted in Minneapolis Federal Court on Wednesday for fraudulently marketing a hedge fund’s investments in Petters Company, Inc.

04/20/2011

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Minnesota Man Charged In $20M Investment Scams

A Twin Cities man with a prior fraud conviction has been indicted for running four investment scams that bilked investors out of more than $20 million.

04/15/2011

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Wis. Woman Accused Of Welfare Fraud In Minn.

A woman is accused of fraudulently obtaining welfare benefits from Minnesota while living in Wisconsin.

04/12/2011

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Christi Rowan-Hecker Gets Maximum Prison Sentence

Christi Rowan, the wife of beleaguered auto mogul Denny Hecker, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for stealing money that belonged to Hecker’s creditors.

03/15/2011

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