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  • Fake Massachusetts license plate fools no one

    September 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    CHICOPEE, MA - A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee. Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it. The "license plate" on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was... more »
  • Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... more »
  • Student charged for attempted abduction hoax at LSU Play Video

    February 21, 2014 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have charged an LSU student for reporting a fake attempted abduction at LSU Thursday night. Leila Marlene Wolfe, 22, of Denham Springs, faces criminal mischief charges. She was issued a misdemeanor summons and was released. The story Wolfe is accused of creating put the entire... more »
  • Mandela funeral interpreter deemed a "fake"

    December 11, 2013 7:20 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's government... more »
  • Man busted trying to use fake, movie money

    October 29, 2013 11:14 PM

    HAMMOND- Police here are worried fake money could be circulating after they found a man with fake one-hundred dollar bills, marked "for motion picture use only" on them. Police said Deshaun Williams tried to use the money to buy a car. They found him with $17,000 worth of the... more »
  • Man busted for fake document operation

    October 17, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police said they arrested a man after finding hundreds of fake documents in his home, including insurance cards and high school diplomas. Investigators said in August of this year, the department became aware of Frederick Grayer's fraudulent business when they noticed a fake inspection... more »
  • Ohio police department using fake drug checkpoints

    June 30, 2013 4:25 PM

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Police in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights know they're not allowed to use checkpoints to search drivers and their cars for drugs. So they're trying the next best thing: fake drug checkpoints. Police recently posted large yellow signs along Interstate 271 that warned drivers that... more »
  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

    April 23, 2013 12:42 PM

    LONDON - Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House. The tweet, which said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured, came after hackers made repeated... more »
  • Fake cop gets 25 years

    April 2, 2013 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 50-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for robbing people while impersonating a police officer. The Times-Picayune reports Van Gabriel pleaded guilty in Jefferson Parish to 10 charges tied to four crimes in Kenner and Gretna in 2010. In his Jefferson... more »
  • Te'o lowers his 40 time at Notre Dame pro day

    March 26, 2013 3:55 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Manti Te'o ran a little better on his home field than he did at the NFL combine, lowering his 40-yard time by more than a tenth of a second during Notre Dame's pro day. The Heisman Trophy runner-up posted a best time of 4.69 on Tuesday,... more »
  • Three face charges over fake Super Bowl tickets

    February 27, 2013 12:21 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities accused three men of trafficking counterfeit tickets for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Officials with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alabama authorities seized dozens of fake tickets and $7,000 in counterfeit cash at a Jan. 31 traffic stop. ICE says... more »
  • Poor quality fake money found at Angola

    February 1, 2013 5:05 PM

    ANGOLA- Four inmates at the State Penitentiary were busted for printing fake 100, 20, and 10-dollar bills. Sources tell WBRZ News 2 that the group was using a printer in the metal fabrication plant to make the phonies, which were "very poor quality." Federal authorities, including the U.S.... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric 'pain' and 'sorrow' was real

    January 24, 2013 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK - Manti Te'o told Katie Couric the feelings he had for what turned out to be a fake, online girlfriend were real and reiterated he had nothing to do with the hoax. The All-American linebacker said he was truly sorrowful and pained after finding out the woman he... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

    January 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW YORK - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn't exist. Te'o said in an interview to air Thursday on Couric's show that he didn't lie about the hoax until December, believing Lennay Kekua had died... more »
  • Notre Dame AD encouraging Te'o to speak publicly

    January 18, 2013 12:51 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says he is encouraging linebacker Manti Te'o to speak publicly about being the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed. Swarbrick says he believes Te'o has to explain exactly how he was duped into an online... more »
  • Fake social media profiles appear in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 17, 2013 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend fiasco isn't the first time a ficticious social media profile has caused trouble, nor will it be the last. Just ask Ashley Hebert, a legislative analyst at the State Capitol and a beauty pageant queen. "I had a... more »
  • 83 million Facebook accounts are fake

    August 3, 2012 11:09 AM

    Facebook is trying to disable 83 million of its accounts that are fake. Some are malicious and others are pages created for pets. The social network says more than eight-percent of its 955 million monthly active users worldwide are duplicate or false accounts. Facebook has divvied them up into... more »
  • 2 men accused of selling fake pot

    March 9, 2012 7:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Baton Rouge men have been indicted on drug and weapons charges that accuse them of selling synthetic marijuana out of a convenience store. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 51-year-old Joseph Hoa Do and 48-year-old Sang J. Vu with two counts each of possession... more »
  • DEA extends control of chemicals in fake pot

    February 29, 2012 11:26 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Drug Enforcement Administration is extending emergency controls for six more months on five chemicals used to make fake pot products. The agency is working on permanently designating smokable herbal products containing the five chemicals as controlled substances. The DEA took emergency action a year ago, making it illegal... more »
  • Police investigating fake bomb at BTR airport Play Video

    December 1, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fake bomb inside a vehicle at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport delayed some travelers this morning, but didn't shut the airport down. Airport police found a car on the second floor of the parking garage around 7:30 this morning. The windshield was smashed and there... more »
  • Police find fake bomb at BTR Metro Airport Play Video

    December 1, 2011 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police gave the all-clear after a suspicious item found in the Baton Rouge Metro Airport's parking garage this morning was determined to be a fake bomb. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely told News 2 crews on the scene that the device was a group of wooden sticks painted... more »
  • Woman arrested for possessing $400,000 worth of fake checks

    November 30, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and national authorities added an extra 92 criminal charges to a Baton Rouge woman's rap sheet Wednesday morning after they arrested her for possessing over $400,000 in checks and money orders two weeks ago. BRPD's Financial Crimes Investigators arrested Latosha Edrena Jackson, 31, of 10950... more »
  • Police: Fast food pair plan fake robbery

    March 1, 2011 7:01 PM

    GONZALES - Two fast food workers from Gonzales quickly found themselves on the wrong side of the law, after police said they tried to fake a robbery. Gonzales Police say on Feb. 5, 21-year-old Jonathan Gradney and 25-year-old Jamie Lusk faked a robbery in order to steal money from... more »
  • More fake bath salts seized by local authorities

    January 7, 2011 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE –Thousands of dollars worth of fake bath salts were seized by local law enforcement agencies in the 24 hours after they were declared illegal. Police officers and deputies went to stores across the state with fliers and boxes to collect packets of “Cloud 9”, “Scarface” and other similar... more »
  • Stores worry other synthetic drugs could be seized

    January 7, 2011 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Stores that sell substances labeled “synthetic marijuana” tell News 2 they’re changing their practices, after fake bath salts that gave a cocaine-like high were outlawed in Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed an emergency order this week making products like “Cloud 9” illegal to have, make or sell... more »
  • Gov. Jindal issues emergency rule outlawing fake bath salts

    January 6, 2011 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A chemical marketed as a "bath salt" but being used as a cocaine-like drug has been deemed illegal by Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal signed an emergency rule today adding several chemicals that were being marketed as bath salts or plant food to the Controlled Dangerous Substance... more »
  • Fake sports gear seized in New Orleans

    September 9, 2010 5:13 AM

    Federal agents in New Orleans seized fake sports merchandise and other counterfeit consumer products from city vendors. Working with the NFL and other professional sports leagues, authorities say more than 1,400 counterfeit hats, T-shirts and jerseys worth approximately $210,000 have been seized. Agents also seized 477 counterfeit Duracell batteries and... more »
  • SC police: Mom killed children before sinking car

    August 17, 2010 9:25 AM

    South Carolina authorities say a mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river has been charged with murder after confessing to suffocating the toddlers and then faking the accident. Shaquan Duley told police she was distraught after a dispute with her own mother and killed... more »
  • Teen arrested in fake kidnap-rape report

    May 29, 2010 12:11 PM

    Shreveport police have arrested a teenager on allegations of making a false kidnapping and rape report. Police say they received a call earlier this week from a woman who said her 14-year-old daughter had been abducted at gunpoint and raped by two men in a pickup truck. But police... more »
  • Fake bounty hunter pleads guilty

    March 25, 2010 6:03 AM

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a Lafayette man posed as a bounty hunter to rob people - and took them to jail once he had their cash. He says 52-year-old Khebran Arthur pleaded guilty on Monday to one count each of theft and simple robbery, and was sentenced to... more »

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