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  • Police: TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport

    June 26, 2017 1:14 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Transportation Security Administration employee at a Florida airport has been fired after police said surveillance video showed him stealing cash. The Orlando Sentinel reports 22-year-old Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday. Court records show he faces a third-degree felony grand theft charge. ... more »
  • Louisiana man sentenced for theft of $165,000 in benefits

    June 24, 2017 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Thibodaux man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay back more than $165,000 in fraudulently obtained Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that 42-year-old Clint A. Schwab was sentenced Thursday.... more »
  • House tax committee votes in favor of gas tax hike Play Video

    May 16, 2017 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House Ways and Means Committee advanced a proposal to increase Louisiana's gasoline tax by 17 cents per gallon, with inflationary adjustments in future years. Lawmakers say the money would go toward improving the states infrastructure, specifically aiming to improve the state's roads and bridges. ... more »
  • Woman arrested after stealing thousands through delinquent loans

    April 5, 2017 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An ex-employee of a consumer finance and loan company has been arrested after she allegedly altered customers' loans. Deputies met with the manager of Delta Credit Inc. in December after he found that several loans prepared by an ex-employee had become delinquent loans. According to... more »
  • State motor vehicles department will reverse no cash policy

    November 19, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Motor Vehicles will reverse its no cash policy on most transactions as soon as Dec. 1. The News-Star reports the department's commissioner, Karen St. Germain, confirmed the move late Friday, citing pressure from lawmakers. But the policy won't be completely reversed. St. Germain says... more »
  • Louisiana's motor vehicle office to stop accepting cash

    October 31, 2016 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Beginning Tuesday, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will not accept cash for transactions. State officials say acceptable forms of payment will include debit cards, credit cards, checks, money orders and cashier checks for driver's licenses, identification cards, mobility impaired hang-tag and vehicle transactions. For reinstatement transactions,... more »
  • Louisiana may need short-term loan for temporary cash flow

    July 21, 2016 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is laying the groundwork for possibly taking out a short-term loan to pay the state's bills. The Bond Commission on Thursday agreed without objection to start the process, with a final decision in August. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration, Treasurer John Kennedy's office and legislative leaders... more »
  • Do you have unclaimed cash? Click here!

    June 30, 2016 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say more than 4,000 people in Louisiana have unclaimed money after a recent settlement with mortgage services. State Treasurer said the state received $2.4 million after a settlement stemming from the 2008 housing bubble burst. “If you lost your home to foreclosure during the... more »
  • $10,000 in gear recovered in St. Helena Parish crime ring bust Play Video

    February 26, 2016 6:16 PM

    AMITE - Nine people were arrested in a crime ring bust in St. Helena Parish with deputies recovering more than $10,000 in stolen merchandise. The arrests come through the combined efforts of the the sheriff's offices in St. Helena and Jefferson parishes. Illegal guns, ammo, drugs and cash totally... more »
  • Ruston man cashes in life savings in pennies

    October 29, 2015 1:53 PM

    RUSTON - After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in. The News-Star reports that 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday. His grand total: A... more »
  • Negotiations for Miss USA cash still going on

    July 1, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish and tourism officials in East Baton Rouge said they're still in talks with Miss USA officials about a six-figure cash incentives payout which is in jeopardy. A spokesperson for the EBR Mayor-President's Office said they have not turned over a $100,000 incentives payout to Miss... more »
  • Fare evader had bundle of cash

    June 5, 2015 9:05 PM

    BOSTON- A man who avoided paying a $2.10 subway fare was arrested for slipping through the turnstile behind another customer and police found $7,000 in cash on him. Timothy Chapman was stopped as police watched him do what's known as piggybacking by closely trailing a paying customer. When theY... more »
  • Drug dog finds $800,000 cash haul

    May 27, 2015 5:57 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's investigators seized nearly a million dollars in cash after a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish this week, but made no arrests. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said on May 26 deputies detained two people driving to Houston after the department K9 found $800,000 in cash in their vehicle.... more »
  • Counterfeit cash scam hits St. Francisville Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Yesterday News 2 looked into a fake money scheme in St. Amant, but it seems that another counterfeit scam has reached West Feliciana Parish. A week ago, police got a call from the Dollar General in town saying they detected counterfeit money. Investigators say two suspects... more »
  • Teen steals cash, hands out hundreds to classmates

    April 11, 2015 1:07 PM

    MEDINA, Ohio - Police in Ohio say a middle school student took $25,000 from his grandfather and later started handing out $100 bills to his classmates. Authorities say the 13-year-old gave out thousands of dollars this week before schools officials discovered what was happening. Investigators in the northeastern Ohio city... more »
  • Jindal: Sell tobacco settlement for upfront cash

    March 17, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with a plan to sell the state's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement, despite criticism the move would waste a valuable asset for a quick fix to budget problems. A board that oversees the settlement agreed to the idea... more »
  • Task force looking for ways to spend more on La. roads

    January 12, 2015 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rather than offer specific recommendations for directing new cash to Louisiana's roadways, a legislatively-created task force is forwarding all the ideas it heard. The Transportation Funding Task Force, which ends in March, isn't prioritizing proposals it submits to lawmakers, instead letting them sift through concepts to see... more »
  • Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

    October 31, 2014 12:07 PM

    URBANA, MD - Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana... more »
  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    October 24, 2014 6:29 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules... more »
  • Drug arrest turns up thousands in cash

    October 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said a drug arrest led them to a stash of cash recently. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Cyril Ezumezu Jr., 26, early Wednesday morning for marijuana charges. He said deputies later found more than $11,000 in cash at his residence.... more »
  • Cassidy edges closer to Landrieu in campaign cash

    July 15, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her chief Republican competitor, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, but she's spending more money as well. The Democratic incumbent is heading into the most heated portion of the Senate race with a narrowing advantage in her cash on hand. Landrieu's campaign... more »

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