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St. Patrick's Day Crackdown In Area Results In 21 Arrests

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A total of 21 people were busted for alleged drunk driving or driving while impaired during a St. Patrick’s Holiday DWI crackdown in the area.It ran from Tuesday, March 16 to Sunday, March 21, in Dutchess County.“With enforcement efforts being ramped up throughout the St. Patrick’s Day Community Engagement Campaign, the message is clear: these preventable behaviors and choices which are serious...

GOT HIM! DUI Driver Who Hit A Pedestrian Arrested in Harrisburg, Police Say

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Police in Harrisburg have arrested a man after he allegedly struck someone while drinking under the influence. Carlos Burgos, 59, of Harrisburg is charged with a class two felony for aggravated assault with a vehicle while driving under the influence. He supposedly hit a pedestrian with his vehicle Thursday at 10:36 p.m. in the 900 block of Eisenhower Boulevard in Lower Swatara Township...

COVID-19: Beware Of These Vaccine Scams, Massachusetts AG Says

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As more residents receive and become eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Massachusetts Attorney General has issued an advisory about potential scams and misinformation intended to exploit the pandemic.The AG’s Office said on Tuesday, March 30, it had received reports about people getting spam or scam emails or texts after they’ve received vaccines or registered for vaccines through...

Prosecutor: Central Jersey Brothers Arrested For Dealing Heroin, Cocaine

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Two brothers have been arrested after an investigation of a Central Jersey narcotics distribution ring, authorities said.Herbert Standard, 41, of Asbury Park, and Mark Standard, 40, of Oceanport, were arrested last week in connection with cocaine and heroin deals, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics...

Woman Wanted For Cashing Fraudulent Checks Worth $4.5K At Banks In Area

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New York State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who crashed multiple fraudulent checks at a pair of local banks and is known to frequent different areas around the Hudson Valley.State Police investigators in Wappinger issued an alert for 29-year-old Ophelia Atkins, who is wanted on multiple charges that include grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged...

Nassau Business Owner Admits To $8M Tax Fraud

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Two Long Island auto shops and their owner have been convicted of underreporting more than $8 million in taxable sales over the course of a decade, authorities said.New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Friday, March 26 that Freeport resident Luis Crespo, the owner of Broadway Towing, Inc. and Broadway Auto & Towing, Inc. pleaded guilty to criminal tax fraud for failing to pay more...

Police: NY Man, 28, Tried To Fill Fraudulent Codeine Prescription At Warren County Walgreens

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A New York man was found with several stolen prescription blanks after attempting to fraudulently receive Codeine from a Warren County Walgreens, authorities charged.The 28-year-old Jackson Heights man —whose name authorities did not make public — tried to fill a fraudulent Codeine prescription on a stolen New York State blank from Walgreens in Warren County around 12:30 p.m. on March 22...

Atlantic City Shootings, School Lockdowns End With Fighter's Arrest

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A shooting in Atlantic City Thursday that prompted lockdowns of schools resulted in one man's arrest, authorities said.Patrol officers responded to the 300 block of North Carolina Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert at 12:35 p.m., according to Atlantic City police. Arriving patrol officers found Edmund Williams, 47, of Atlantic City, suffering from a gunshot wound a block away on Pennsylvania Avenue...

IRS Roots Out $440M In Fraud In First Year Of Pandemic Assistance, Hunts For More

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Along with the welcome relief brought by the federal Paycheck Protection Program have come scams, more than 350 of which are tax and money laundering crimes that have totaled $440 million over the past year, the IRS says.On what will be the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act this Saturday, the service’s top officials pledged to continue rooting...

Westchester Woman Scammed Out Of $80K By Fraudsters Posing As Amazon Workers

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A Westchester woman was bilked out of $80,000 by fraudsters posing as Amazon employees as part of an elaborate computer and phone scheme, police said.Last week, investigators with the Scarsdale Police Department received a report from a Greendale Road resident, who said that she believed she was the victim of a scam involving fraudsters portraying Amazon employees. Police said that the woman...

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