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The Better Business Bureau is warning Virginia residents about a new scam. A company pretending to be Global Test Market, out of Rhode Island, has actively been recruiting customers in Western Virginia to become "customer service evaluators." The...
Tags: Consumers, Marketing, Corporate Crime
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
Tags: Peanuts, Lynchburg (Lynchburg, Virginia), Consumers, Trials, FBI
A Waynesboro man hired to oversee cardboard recycling at a Kroger warehouse in Salem has pleaded guilty to a scheme that cost the supermarket chain about $1.6 million. According to federal prosecutors, 39-year-old Thomas M. Faulkner pleaded guilty...
A Lynchburg woman has admitted to credit card fraud in excess of $150,000. 45-year-old Dianna Mobley pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to the charge. Mobley was an administrative assistant at Dominion Power's Altavista Power Station when prosecutors...
A Roanoke man was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison. 42-year-old Ahmad Abedallah Al-Mikdadi previously pleaded guilty to one count each of bank fraud, wire fraud and making a false statement to influence financial institutions. Al-Mikdadi has...
ReporterPolice in the New River Valley are warning people of a scam targeting elderly people. Two white men, claiming to work for the local power company, approached several elderly homeowners. The men coerced the homeowners into writing checks for large sums of...
A bill tightening voter registration and in-person voting requirements has sailed through a House committee on the strength of a Republican majority. By a 14-6 vote Friday, the Privileges and Elections Committee advances the latest GOP bill imposing a...
A Virginia contractor is facing up to 23 years in prison and $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to participating in a scheme to steer contracts to his company. The Justice Department says Gary Johns of Salem conspired to direct contracts for him for...
Blacksburg Police are trying to track down two West Virginia men accused of targeting seniors in a tree service scam. Investigators say the Princeton, West Virginia duo conned people into writing them checks for cutting down trees. Shane Allen McCoy and...
Tags: Smyth County, Blacksburg, Corporate Crime
If you're dealing with door-to-door salesmen, be careful. That's the word from the Montgomery County sheriffs office after receiving several complaints about salesman who have been selling educational materials. The sheriff's office reminds people to...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia State Crime Commission is meeting in Richmond to discuss topics ranging from Medicaid fraud to sex offenders. Among the items on Monday's agenda is a proposal to allow the attorney general to appoint Medicaid fraud...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefDrivers in the Lynchburg area are being warned to look out for a man posing as a member of law enforcement. A woman was pulled over on Suburst Road in Campbell County around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday by what she thought was a police officer or sheriff's...
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