Brian Williams Pleads Guilty In Magazine Sales Fraud That Bilked Elderly Victims Of $29MBrian James Williams, 51, was the first to plea guilty in what Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.
60 Charged In Telemarketing Scam That Got $300M From 150,000 Vulnerable PeopleMinnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald announced the charges Wednesday. She called it the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.
Woman Gets 6 Months For Helping To Falsify Robberies For VisasThe U.S. Attorney's office said that Yuridia Hernandez Linares, who pleaded guilty last year, crafted a plan in which four individuals falsely reported to police that they were victims of robberies in Eden Prairie.
Minnesota Man Charged With Stealing $841K In Virus LoansA federal grand jury has indicted a St. Paul man on charges that he fraudulently obtained $841,000 in federal coronavirus loans for a business that doesn't exist.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 3M Sues Over Fraudulent N95 RespiratorsOne of the lawsuits says the defendant tried to sell 5 billion respirators at double their list price to the state of Indiana, calling the offer an "Easter gift."
Credit Card Skimmers Found On Metro Grocery Store Self-Checkout RegistersMore than a dozen incidents of credit card skimming from across the metro are being looked at by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Charges: Tana Spitzengel Counterfeited Bills, Used Them To Buy Lottery TicketsA Minnesota woman is accused of being part of a couple who have been printing fake money and using it to buy lottery tickets in the north metro.
Northern Iowa Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer To Collect DonationsJennifer Hope Mikesell, of Northwood, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, theft, fraudulent practices and forgery.
Wisconsin Fraudster Kenneth Shong Reportedly Back In BusinessKenneth Shong, as he's known to the Department of Corrections, is promoting himself as a global educational consultant.
Safest Ways To Pay For Holiday Gifts, In Stores And OnlineWhen it comes to saving money this holiday season, the payment method matters as much as good deals.
'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.