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Evelyn Howard only had a note in the family bible to document that she was an American citizen. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)

Missouri Pastor Gets 7 Years for $3.3M Investment Scheme

A pastor who admitted bilking $3.3 million from at least 18 mostly elderly investors was ordered Wednesday to spend seven years in federal prison and repay the victims

08/19/2015

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Man Accused of Using $476K in Employer’s Funds for Strippers

John David Berrett, 40, of Gilbert, Arizona, was indicted last week on five counts of wire fraud.

07/28/2015

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St. Louis County Doctor Sentenced for Fraud

A St. Louis County doctor has been sentenced to four months in prison and must repay $145,000 following his conviction for health care fraud.

06/26/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Signs Bill Aimed at Protecting Seniors From Fraud

A Missouri bill signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday is touted by its supporters as a way to protect older residents and those with disabilities from financial exploitation by giving advisers more authority to act if they suspect fraud.

06/12/2015

A vehicle left stranded on a flooded Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015.  Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive ammounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches(27.9cm) in some parts of the state, national forecasters reported, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. (Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)

KMOX Auto Expert: Beware Recently Flood Damaged Cars

Thousands of vehicles were destroyed during recent heavy rains and flooding in Texas. Many of those vehicles will now be turning up in the resale market, and it’s a classic case of “buyer beware.”

06/10/2015

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New Crime Statistics to Include White-Collar Crimes

UMSL Criminologist working with National Academy of Sciences on expanding national crime reporting

05/18/2015

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St. Louis Physician Convicted of Health-Care Fraud Charges

Dr. Devon Golding has been convicted of multiple health-care fraud related charges for billing for services not rendered and false statements involving a health-care benefit plan.

02/17/2015

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Fake Signatures Suspected in Early Voting Measure

An initiative petition that sought to qualify an early voting measure for the Missouri ballot included the supposed signatures of dead people among other potentially fraudulent names, according to a report from state’s top election official.

12/22/2014

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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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