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A Scottsdale man could face up to five years in prison and pay $320,000 in fines and restitution for operating a scheme in which he wrote bad checks to obtain vehicle titles, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
Longtime East Valley lawmaker Ben Arredondo will be sentenced in January after pleading guilty Friday to two felony charges in federal court.
Mesa residents continually hit by mail thieves are getting some help from the federal government as part of a new initiative called Operation Mail Safe.
PRESTON, England - A British man was sentenced to four years in jail Tuesday for masterminding a "phishing" fraud that stole identities and bank details from users of the eBay auction site.
Kathy Boatman: Breaking news last week featured in the Wall Street Journal and Fox News has featured the story and data released by an unknown hacker or whistleblower that appears to be obtained from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, England.
The latest wrinkle in the lawsuit involving a Mesa couple accused of defrauding investors of millions of dollars is they have obtained a "reverse mortgage" on their Leonora Street home, an attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday.
A quick investigation by Maricopa County elections officials Friday put an end to allegations of massive voter fraud in the Scottsdale fire service issue.
July 22, 2004
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard established an e-mail alert system to notify the public of consumer frauds and scams.
A Mesa accountant who bilked victims out of $600,000 during a tax scam was sentenced on Tuesday to 32 months in federal prison.
Two men, including one from Gilbert, have been indicted on federal charges involving what is believed to be one of the nation’s largest copyright frauds involving computer software, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Gina Niedzwiecki had no reason to believe Gilbert resident Gary Karpin wasn’t an attorney helping her through her divorce.
NEW YORK - Little by little, a weapon against identity theft is gaining currency — but few people know about it.
SAN FRANCISCO - John Thys still hasn't figured out how much his company has paid Google Inc. for bogus sales referrals caused by "click fraud" - a sham aimed at a perceived weakness in the Internet search leader's lucrative advertising network.
Mail theft dropped by 63 percent in the Valley over the past two years since the installation of thousands of new, stronger community mailboxes, a postal official said. However, thieves continue to raid less secure boxes and use the personal information they find to commit fraud, said Patricia Armstrong of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Phoenix.
Scam artists are targeting seniors by flooding their mailboxes with phony lottery prize checks and other unsolicited mail, according to Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard.
An e-mail that claims to be from Chandler-based First Credit Union warns of an "impostor e-mail" aimed at persuading members to give up their personal banking information.
Mesa is the latest Arizona city talking about switching to all-mail ballot elections in hopes of boosting voter turnout.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reminding consumers to be wary of online scams, especially around the holidays.
The third of four men involved in a scam that bilked investors out of $40 million by misrepresenting profits for establishing health care rehabilitation facilities, was sentenced on Monday to two years in federal prison.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is trying to knock down rumors that activist groups have registered thousands of illegal immigrants in Arizona.
Bennett says inquiries by his office and local officials indicate that allegations of voter registration fraud in Yuma County or elsewhere are without merit.
Bennett says his office checked after learning of e-mails and blog reports of widespread registration of illegal immigrants.
Two men from Gilbert and Tucson have been indicted on federal fraud charges that claim they created a sham company and swindled a Chandler data center’s parent companies for more than $2.3 million.
A Tempe-based company has agreed to plead guilty to charges of bid rigging and mail fraud and is expected to pay an $8.71 million fine as a result of an ongoing Department of Justice investigation into fraudulent activities in a federal program aimed at equipping needy schools and libraries with Internet connections, justice officials said Wednesday.
Attorney General Tom Horne is warning Arizona residents to be on the lookout for a mailer that asks for illegal up-front fees to join a national lawsuit.
Tempe police arrested 49 people after an eight-month investigation of a fraud scheme to cash forged checks. Police announced making arrests and indictments on Wednesday, saying more arrests are possible in the ongoing investigation.