Fraud

Yellow Taxis
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1010 WINS Newsroom
September 10, 2019 - 9:43 am
Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into possible lending fraud in New York City’s troubled yellow taxi industry.
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Tax Form
Dreamstime
April 12, 2019 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Reports from the New York State comptroller state that they have seen a significant increase in fraudulent state tax refunds this year. According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office, it blocked over 12,000 fraudulent refunds worth $43.7 million as of the start...
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November 07, 2018 - 5:51 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- The longtime pastor of a New Jersey Catholic church has resigned amid an investigation into $500,000 missing from church funds. The Rev. Douglas Haefner's decision was made public in a letter sent Thursday to the parishioners of St. Matthias Church in Franklin Township...
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October 24, 2018 - 5:51 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The former treasurer for Newark Mayor Ras Baraka's election campaign is headed to prison for embezzling more than $220,000 by writing phony checks in the names of consultants and vendors for services that were never performed. Frederick Murphy Jr. received a 30-month sentence...
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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, walk out of Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
October 10, 2018 - 2:42 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — The husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice will be deported back to Italy once he's released from prison next year, according to a judge's ruling Wednesday. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice appeared before an immigration court in York, Pennsylvania, via teleconference...
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Cash register
Dreamstime
September 19, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEWARK, NJ (1010 WINS) -- The owner of a deli in Newark has admitted that she defrauded the federal government in a food stamps scheme. Teresa Venegas, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of benefit fraud. Her total take was said to be nearly $900,000. Venegas will be sentenced in January and could be...
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