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St. Charles Suspects

UPDATE: Elderly Woman Robbed at St. Charles Walmart, Suspect Arrested

It happened late last month when the 83-year-old victim walked into a Walmart and was met by a woman who said her job was to help elderly shoppers.

07/09/2013

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

Illinois’ Jesse White Helps Avoid Scams

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office launched a new campaign to help people avoid investment scams, that seem to be on the rise due to the poor economy.

06/06/2013

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New ‘Pet-Flipping’ Scam Targets Animal Lovers

The scam generally works like this: people find or steal animals and then list them on Craigslist under “Found Pets” to land some quick cash, often used to buy drugs.

06/03/2013

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New Phone Scam Centers Around Affordable Care Act

Scammers call you up and tell you you’re among the first to receive a new insurance card under the Affordable Care Act. They say all they need is your address and Social Security number.

05/22/2013

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BBB Warns of Child Star Scams

The Better Business Bureau’s Chris Thetford says his office investigates dozens of so-called talent scouts that have and continue to scam area families.

05/20/2013

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Woman Accused in Massive Identity Theft Scam

Tania Henderson tried to cheat the government out of nearly $1.5 million.

11/28/2012

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Florida Man Charged With Ripping Off Perry County Couple

Scam involved phony sweepstakes win

10/26/2012

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2 Get Probation in Restaurant Credit-Card Scam in Alton

Two Illinois women have been sentenced to federal probation for their roles in credit card fraud scheme involving customers at a steakhouse where they worked.

09/18/2012

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Chesterfield Police Issue Scam Warning

Elderly getting calls from scammers claiming to be imprisoned grandchild

09/13/2012

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Man Imprisoned for Scamming Metro-East Church, School

Prosecutors say he also defrauded the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville.

08/28/2012

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