'I Was In Panic Mode': Phone Scammers Posing As Xcel Energy, Threatening To Cut PowerOn the coldest night of the season, one of the last things you'd want to hear is you're about to lose power -- but that's exactly what some scam artists are calling people about, claiming to be Xcel Energy.
Agents Say Glenwood Woman Bilked Government Out Of BenefitsAuthorities say a onetime U.S. Postal Service employee in western Minnesota cheated the government out of more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits by claiming she had a workforce injury while at the same time competing in dog agility events.
Mobile Payment Ranks Higher Than Credit Cards In Consumer SecurityExperts at the Minnetonka-based cybersecurity firm FRSecure said customers concerned about thieves stealing information or money are best using mobile payment apps.
Ex-North Dakota Grain Trader Signs Plea Deal In Fraud SchemeA former North Dakota grain trader accused in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme has signed a plea agreement in federal court.
How To Avoid Falling Victim To Credit Card SkimmersWCCO pored over police reports and found officers uncovered at least 18 credit card skimmers last year in cities from Burnsville to Eden Prairie to Maplewood.
Woman Uses Fraudulent Checks To Purchase Over $200 Thousand At Kmart StoresA 40-year-old Chicago woman faces nearly four years in federal prison for using fraudulent federal nutrition benefit checks to purchase nearly $220,000 worth of items at Kmart stores in 11 states during a four-month crime spree.
Auditor: DHS Must Do More To Stop Child Care Program Fraud Minnesota's legislative auditor says the Department of Human Services and county agencies must do more to combat fraud in the state's Child Care Assistance Program.
Charges: Gas Station Employee Stole Dozens Of Lottery Tickets, Won More Than $1KAn employee of a Burnsville gas station is charged with fraud and theft after authorities discovered she had stolen dozens of lottery tickets valued at more than $1,000.
Iowa Woman Gets 7 Years For Stealing From Dead Fiance & His MotherProsecutors say the 61-year-old Robin Bertelli stole checks from July 2013 through September 2016 that belonged to former Navy SEAL Ken Martin Jr.
Fridley Man Scams Thousands In Fraudulent Telemarketing SchemeA Fridley man has been charged with scamming thousands of people out of more than $10 million by mail and wire fraud.
Laywer: Man Accused Of Defrauding Co-Op Of $5M Never Left The CountryThe attorney for a former grain elevator manager accused of stealing $5 million from the cooperative says his client disappeared for nearly three months because he needed to clear his head.
Co-Op's GM Allegedly Defrauded Company For Hunting Trips, SafarisThe U.S. Attorney's Office details a number of checks Jerome Hennessey wrote to himself for tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Homeless Veteran And New Jersey Couple Arrested In GoFundMe ScamA New Jersey couple and homeless veteran who captured international attention and praise for their heartwarming "good Samaritan" tale have been arrested for fraud, an unexpected twist in a yearlong story of good deeds gone wrong.
Ex-Shakopee Superintendent Rod Thompson Now Facing Federal Bribery ChargeA federal count of bribery has been added to charges against a former Minnesota superintendent accused of embezzling public funds.
CHS Inc. Says Staffer Overstated Profits By As Much As $190MGlobal agribusiness CHS Inc. says it recently fired an employee for "intentional misconduct" that made the company appear more profitable than it was for years.