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Former administrator of health insurance at Virginia Tech accused of stealing millions from university, studentsAnchor/ReporterA federal grand jury in the Western District of Virginia has indicted the former third-party administrator of Virginia Tech's health insurance program. In a 57 count indictment, GM-Southwest, Inc., and its CEO John Gutschlag, are accused of money...
A former Bedford County Supervisor will serve a year in prison on money laundering and embezzlement charges. Tony Ware was sentenced Monday morning in Bedford County court to 11 years in prison, but 10 of those years were suspended. Ware's victims...
A former Bedford County Supervisor was found guilty Tuesday of money laundering and embezzlement charges. Tony Ware took a plea agreement and pleaded no contest to six counts of felony money laundering and six counts of embezzlement charges in Bedford...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA former Bedford County supervisor who was arrested a few months ago is now facing even more charges. Tony Ware has been indicted on 11 new counts of embezzlement and money laundering. He's accused of taking thousands of dollars from a woman named...
Organized crime is on the rise here in Virginia, and state leaders say it's all because of cigarettes. The Commonwealth currently has the second lowest cigarette tax in the country. The Virginia Crime Commission says that is attracting crime groups...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice
Three men who admitted to stealing money from a Kroger distribution center in Salem were sentenced in federal court Friday. Prosecutors say the three men ran a scheme that took millions of dollars from Kroger. 39-year-old Thomas Faulkner of Waynesboro,...
Anchor/ReporterIt is a numbers game and hackers are working day and night to crack codes and steal your personal information. That information includes draining your bank accounts. With two million Americans banking online, the next victim, if you're not vigilant...
Tags: Security, Tony Clark, Banking, Computer Crime
The Big Island Volunteer Fire Company has released a statement, regarding the arrest of Tony Ware. The statement, written by Chief Brandon Cocke, reads as follows: In the late fall of 2010 officers of the Big Island Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. began to...
A former financial adviser from Forest admitted to running a Ponzi scheme in U.S. District Court on Wednesday morning in Lynchburg. 42-year-old Michael Todd Crosswhite pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one county of money laundering....
Tags: Theft, Lawyers, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice, 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...
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- A man and woman are facing charges after police say they tried to smuggle drugs into the Amherst jail hidden in a Bible. Media outlets reported Tuesday that investigators seized the Bible and found the drugs last week. Amherst...
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