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Hernando Sheriff Warns of Bank Text Scam

The Hernando Country Sheriff’s Office is alerting its residents to a text messaging scam that has been making the rounds in the county.

CBS Tampa–03/05/2012

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Con-Man Gets Prison for Romancing and Swindling 2 Women

A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conning two New York women out of roughly $400,000.

CBS Tampa–03/02/2012

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Woman Faces Up To 20 Years For Fraud Of Selling Unnecessary Septic Tank Products

An Arizona woman has been convicted in South Florida of fraud charges stemming from sales of unnecessary septic tank products.


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Feds: Woman Stole Identities To Collect Income Tax Returns

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – 46-year-old Belinda Brooks of Tampa has been arrested and accused of identity theft and income tax fraud.

CBS Tampa–02/09/2012

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Florida Senate Panel Clears PIP Fraud-Fighting Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday cleared a bill aimed at cutting down the massive fraud plaguing the state’s personal injury protection, or PIP, coverage program.

CBS Tampa–02/02/2012

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Fla. Senator Files Bill Targeting Insurance Fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation designed to crack down on the fraud that leads to more expensive personal injury protection insurance required of all Florida drivers was filed by state Sen. Joe Negron on Monday. […]

CBS Tampa–01/09/2012

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Military impostor gets 3 years in prison

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A government contractor has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to obtain housing on a Tampa Air Force base, illegally wearing a military uniform and keeping guns at his residence.

CBS Tampa–12/02/2011

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Problems persist with Medicare fraud contractors

MIAMI (AP) — Contractors paid tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to detect fraudulent Medicare claims are using inaccurate and inconsistent data that makes it extremely difficult to catch bogus bills submitted by crooks, according to an inspector general’s report released Monday.

CBS Tampa–11/14/2011


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