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Tax Refund Scam Has Cost Taxpayers Billions for Years

It was too easy to resist, says one convicted fraud artist. All he needed was a computer and an easily obtained list of stolen social security numbers to steal millions from the IRS.

09/19/2014

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Mother-Son Team Accused of Fraud

A mother-and-son team of securities’ brokers in St. Louis has been banned from working in Missouri in response to charges they defrauded an 89-year-old woman of more than $200,000.

09/09/2014

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Woman Admits to Fraud to Gain Government Contract

A Pennsylvania woman faces sentencing Dec. 11 for defrauding the government to get a janitorial contract for a St. Louis federal building.

09/05/2014

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Former Sam’s Cashier Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Jacobi Staples, 21, of St. Louis, admitted to misusing customer’s credit cards while a cashier at Sam’s Club in Maplewood.

08/11/2014

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Police: Troy Woman Pretended She Had Cancer, Asked for Cash

Melissa Barton, 25, was arrested Wednesday evening.

08/07/2014

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Former Missouri Mayor Sentenced For Fraud

A former western Missouri mayor who admitted setting up a phony charity is going to prison for using $35,000 in donations for his own expenses.

08/04/2014

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Ballwin Woman Sentenced in Medicare Fraud

Tina Kuehl of Ballwin was sentenced Monday in federal court in St. Louis.

07/28/2014

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Boeing Subcontractor Admits to Role in Bribery Scheme

Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. Manufacturing of Everett, Washington, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to mail and wire fraud.

07/28/2014

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Former Boeing Procurement Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

Former Boeing Procurement Officer Deon Anderson, 47, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme.

07/18/2014

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8 St. Louis Home Repair Businesses Accused of Ripping Off Customers

Many of the complaints involve “storm chasers” who move in following severe storms.

07/16/2014

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