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New Research Shows Many Fail To Take Action After Learning Of Data Theft

Cyber criminals can ruin your credit, making it difficult to buy a house or car, but CBS 2′s Jim Williams learned, not everyone takes action even after the fraud’s been discovered.

07/16/2014

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Former CTA Workers Faked Own Kids’ Deaths, Stole Coworkers’ IDs

Two former CTA employees are accused of submitting fake death certificates for their children and stealing coworkers’ identities to take thousands of dollars in retirement funds from a transit agency program.

06/11/2014

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SEC Charges UNO Charter School Group With Fraud

The SEC alleges the school operator and United Neighborhood Organization of Chicago failed to disclose a multimillion-dollar contract with a windows company owned by the brother of one of its senior officers.

06/02/2014

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Fund Manager Charged With Defrauding Investors Of $11M

Neal Goyal, 33, was charged Wednesday with one count of wire fraud. He was the founder and manager of Blue Horizon Asset Management and Caldera Advisors, both of which were unregistered investment advisors.

05/29/2014

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Feds: Niles-Based Tutoring Firms Defraud Schools Out Of $33M

Two north suburban companies and the father and son who own them defrauded hundreds of public school districts in 19 states, including Illinois, of more than $33 million, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

04/28/2014

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10 Charged With Stealing More Than $1M From Social Security

Many of the charged cheated Social Security by using false identities, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. They applied for benefits under multiple names, or worked under one name and applied for benefits using another name.

04/21/2014

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Ukrainian Billionaire Charged In Bribery Scheme For Titanium Rights

A Ukrainian billionaire businessman with close ties to the recently ousted Ukrainian president has been indicted in Chicago’s federal court with bribing Indian government officials in a major international sting.

04/02/2014

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Ex-Sentinel CEO Eric Bloom Guilty In Fraud Case

One of the largest fraud cases ever tried in Chicago has ended with Sentinel Management Group CEO Eric Bloom’s conviction on all 19 counts.

03/25/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Infomercial King Makes Pitch To Judge For Help On Sentence

The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.

03/17/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Feds Seek 10 Years For Convicted Pitchman Trudeau

If convicted liar Kevin Trudeau pitched his supposed miracle weight-loss book to readers by telling them the truth, it would have sold slightly more than zero copies, federal prosecutors said.

03/13/2014

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Suburban Bank Says Fraudulent Charges Originating In Taxicabs

First American Bank says it has traced hundreds of devious charges to customer cards just after they’re swiped in cabs. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

02/28/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau’s Possessions To Be Auctioned

Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell.

02/28/2014

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Prosecutor: Northbrook CEO ‘Cheated’ Clients Out Of $500 Million

On Wednesday, as one of the biggest financial fraud trials in Chicago history began, federal prosecutors pointed the finger of blame at Sentinel Management Group’s CEO Eric Bloom, who they said “cheated and defrauded” his clients for years.

02/27/2014

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Illinois Hospice Company Owner Charged With Fraud

Seth Gillman, 45 and part owner of Lisle-based Passages Hospice, LLC, would reprimand and even fire workers who dared raise red flags about the policies, according to the criminal complaint.

01/27/2014

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Four Charged In Auto Loan Fraud Scheme

A Chicago man and three south suburban accomplices are facing federal charges for taking out dozens of fraudulent automobile loans worth more than $1.4 million, prosecutors say.

01/22/2014

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Target: 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards Affected By Data Breach

Target has warned customers as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts might have been exposed to identity theft, due to a data breach that began at the start of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

12/19/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Dietitian Describes Likely Menu For Trudeau Customers

For lunch and dinner, she said, Trudeau’s devotees may have a “handful” of vegetables and organic grass-fed meat weighing 100 grams raw — roughly the size of a deck of cards.

11/08/2013

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Feds Seek Prison Time For Contaminated Crestwood Water Case

The government is asking a federal judge to give the former Crestwood police chief and a former water department operator up to 21 and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to use polluted well water in the village’s water supply for more than two decades.

10/22/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Judge Orders TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Back To Jail

He wouldn’t talk, so it’s back to jail for TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for refusing to reveal where he’s hidden millions in ill-gotten gains.

10/16/2013

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.

09/20/2013

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