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Saturday, March 9, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Horsham Township Police are seeking a white female who was seen on video surveillance allegedly using a credit card that authorities said had been stolen during an armed robbery.
The Horsham Township Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who they say was caught on video surveillance on several occasions using a credit card that had been stolen earlier this month during an armed robbery. The white female, who appears to be wearing glasses in a surveillance image shared by the police, allegedly used the stolen credit card at a number of businesses and a bank in the lower Bucks County areas of Bensalem, Bristol, Croydon and Morrisville. It is not clear if the woman was involved in the alleged armed robbery, which police said resulted in the credit card being stolen. According to authorities, police responded to a report of an armed robbery on Jan. 7 in the parking lot of the Residence Inn on …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Customers purchase pre-paid debit cards that are then drained by fraudsters, the company said.
A scam in which PECO customers are misled into purchasing pre-paid debit cards which are then drained of funds is targeting the Philadelphia region, the electric and gas utility said Thursday. In the scam, customers are contacted by persons who claim to work for PECO and informed that they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid their electricity being shut off. The phony employee then instructs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit card from a convenience store or similar location, then to provide that card's number. The fraud operators then drain the funds on the card. “We want to make our customers aware of this scam so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of this and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Suspects are facing felony forgery charges.
A Philadelphia-area man and woman are facing charges this month after police say they passed fraudulent checks and made withdrawals at more than half a dozen banks in Bucks and Montgomery counties, including one in Bensalem. Plymouth Police have charged both Dae Woo, 55, of Harleysville, and Young Miller, 57, of Philadelphia, with 26 criminal counts that include felony forgery and theft by deception. In an affidavit of probable cause, police say they were first approached by a TD Bank corporate investigator, who had uncovered the alleged scheme, in late November. The investigator told police that he had been monitoring suspicious activity dating back to July 2012, when Woo allegedly opened a bank account in Willow Grove. Although the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Montgomery County District Attorney Ferman says ringleaders lived lavish lifestyles.
[This article was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7] Five people have been arrested and warrants issued for 17 others in an elaborate scheme to defraud Comcast of more than $2.4 million between April 2011 and April 2012, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. The district attorney's office said Alston Buchanan, 28; Leighton Harrell, 26; Kendall Singleton, 26; and Richard Justin Spraggins, 29, all of Philadelphia; and Nicholas Caputo, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va., were "top members of an elaborate criminal organization" that led Comcast customers to make one-time payments to them in exchange for a one-time reduction in their Comcast service bills. "This is a corrupt organization involving a number of individuals …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Do you recognize the woman in these photos.
Bensalem police are asking the public to help identify a woman who was able to access the bank account of a victim and steal over $10,000. Police said the victim is a small business and is now out a large amount of money. According to police, the actor attempted to withdraw money at a Langhorne Borough bank but was unsuccessful. She then went to a Bensalem bank and was able to withdraw $10,000. The actor had all of the victim's personal information including a drivers license with the suspect's picture and the victim's information. She is described as a white female dark hair appears pregnant wearing orange shirt, black pants and dark open toe sandals. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Monaghan 215-633-3668.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
David Jerri Jr. was deputy chief at the Union Fire Co.
Bensalem police say a former fire official filed a false workers’ compensation claim. According to CBS, an arrest warrant has been issued for David Jerri Jr., 27, of the 400 block of Louise Avenue, Croydon, for falsely claiming that he injured his hand while he was the deputy chief at the Union Fire Company. He collected nearly $7,000 before his claim was ended, the article stated. “It was through the investigation we allege that he had injured his hand at a non-fire call or employment event,” Sgt. Andy Aninsman said. This is the latest in an ongoing situation between the township and the Union Fire Company. On Jan. 23, Jerri was arrested in the 2000 block State Road and charged with burglary. He was sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
School official admits visa fraud.
According to the FBI, Irina Tkhir, 43, of Langhorne, pleaded guilty to four counts of visa fraud in connection with a scheme involving foreign students allegedly enrolled in classes at the CMG Computer Center, 371 East Street Road, Trevose, where Tkhir served as the Primary Designated School Official. Tkhir was charged with and admitted to knowingly making false statements on Forms I-20, Certificates of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status-For Academic and Language Students. The individual students were required to pursue a full course of study at the CMG Computer Center. The fraud scheme involved collecting tuition payments from the students and not enforcing the requirement that the students pursue the full course of study. …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A U.S. attorney in Florida said Freddie Mitchell was involved in the alleged scam.
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell and Bensalem residents Richard Walls and Jamie Russ-Walls face federal tax fraud charges. According to myfoxphilly.com, the three allegedly recruited professional athletes in a scheme to get false tax returns. The indictment claimed the target of the scheme was A.G., an athlete recruited by Mitchell. The defendants allegedly filed the tax returns, claiming refunds ranging between $170,000 and $1.9 million. Walls, 41, and Russ-Walls, 37, were picked up Sunday on federal warrants. Click here for the full story courtesy of myfoxphilly.com.
Monday, August 15, 2011
If anyone recognizes them, please contact Officer Michael Moretti at (215) 633-3719.
Bensalem police are looking for the public's help in finding a couple credit card theives. On Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8:50 p.m., two females stole credit cards and cash from a female victim's purse at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Trevose. According to police, the actors then charged $1,500 on the victim's credit cards at a local Target and CVS. The women are pictured in the attached surveillance photos. If anyone recognizes them, please contact Officer Michael Moretti at (215) 633-3719.