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  • Police attempting to identify two individuals accused of using fraudulent check

    June 2, 2017 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are trying to identify two individuals who are accused of purchasing items at a store on Airline Hwy. with a fraudulent check. According to BRPD, the incident occurred on May 25 at Home Building Materials in the 7800 block of Airline Hwy.... more »
  • Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

    March 28, 2017 8:44 PM

    NEW YORK - Wells Fargo says it will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission. It's the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal and local... more »
  • Man caught with five fraudulent credit cards at Mall of Louisiana

    March 26, 2017 9:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Saturday night after attempting to use a fraudulent credit card at the Mall of Louisiana. According to arrest records, 22-year-old Shaquie Neita attempted to make a purchase at Solstice Sunglass Boutique when his credit card failed to work. An employee says Neita... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office investigating fake Facebook page Play Video

    February 9, 2017 7:17 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for the individual responsible for creating a fake sheriff's office page on Facebook. The page claims to belong to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. It uses an official logo, however the page is filled with posts of false information. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for robbing six men with airsoft pistol

    February 6, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after he robbed six people with an airsoft pistol Sunday. Deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery in the 1000 block of Jade Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday night. According to the victims, three men in... more »
  • Family buys van with fake inspection sticker, warning others Play Video

    January 31, 2017 6:19 PM

    GONZALES - About a year and a half ago, a family bought a van for their cleaning business. Everything was normal until they came time to renew the inspection sticker. Matt Keene says his family bought the van in May 2015 on the side of the road in Gonzales.... more »
  • Louisiana among most dangerous states for online dating

    January 26, 2017 6:34 PM

    Louisiana was recently ranked No. 3 in a study to determine the most dangerous states for online dating. In a report released by SafeWise and HighSpeedInternet.com, Louisiana ranks just behind Alaska and Washington D.C. for risky online meet ups. The top 10 was determined by compiling the most... more »
  • Deputies searching for fake online puppy sellers

    January 4, 2017 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating two suspects wanted for questioning regarding an online scam. According to the sheriff's office, victims outside of Louisiana reported that they interacted with online sellers to buy puppies. The victims provided money to... more »
  • Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter clash

    December 25, 2016 1:21 PM

    JERUSALEM - A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, which is widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own. In an apparent response to a story claiming Israel's former defense minister threatened a nuclear attack against Pakistan if... more »
  • Trump says CNN reporting 'rediculous' fake news

    December 10, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is tweeting about television again - this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" [sic] fake news and asserting that he won't let his television show conflict with his presidency. Trump's Saturday morning tweets follow an announcement by Mark Burnett, the creator of "The Apprentice," that... more »
  • Pizza restaurant reopens after fake news assault

    December 6, 2016 8:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - A pizza restaurant in Washington has reopened two days after a man stormed in with a rifle in what police say was an attempt to investigate a fake news story. WTTG-TV reports owner James Alefantis spoke to reporters outside Comet Ping Pong on Tuesday evening, saying he's "overwhelmed... more »
  • Police: Georgia man arrested selling fake NBA Finals tickets

    June 14, 2016 5:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a Georgia man fouled out after he sold $2,100 worth of fake tickets to Game 4 of the NBA Finals and was arrested outside Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland police's Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says Matthew Cubbage of Cobb County sold three tickets to Friday night's Cleveland... more »
  • Amazon sues review sellers in salvo against bogus reviewers

    October 19, 2015 12:34 PM

    SEATTLE - Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people for advertising their services writing fake reviews for as little as $5 as it seeks to crack down on bogus reviews on its site. The complaint filed in Washington State Superior Court marks the latest effort by the online powerhouse to... more »
  • Probation for a man selling fake Viagra

    September 23, 2015 8:45 PM

    NEW YORK- A man got five years of probation for selling fake Viagra and Cialis pills that were less potent and filled with rubber. Babou Jobe had 14,000 of the fake pills in bottles and blisters when he was busted last year. The pills had some of the active... more »
  • Fake list of Baton Rouge STD patients hits social media Play Video

    September 23, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A list naming patients for sexually transmitted diseases caused a stir on social media Wednesday. The supposedly leaked list turned out to be fake. The Leo S. Butler Community Center in Baton Rouge was named on the list along with the names of 43 people and which... more »
  • Man sought for card fraud at game store

    September 21, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo of a man who almost went on a spending spree recently with a fake card at a video game store in Baton Rouge. Police said on Aug. 25 the man tried to buy about $436 worth of merchandise from the GameStop on... more »
  • Fake graduation tickets lead to investigation Play Video

    May 18, 2015 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School District and sheriff's office are looking into fake tickets which led to dozens of students' family members missing their graduation. The school moved graduation ceremonies from the school's football field to the gymnasium due to weather concerns this weekend, leaving less seats for... more »
  • Fake tickets blamed for graduation lockout

    May 15, 2015 11:21 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Parents were locked out of seeing their kids graduate at the Plaquemine High School graduation Friday night because someone distributed fake tickets and filled the auditorium before others arrived. Students received a handful of tickets to give to parents and family friends ahead of Friday's ceremonies since... more »
  • New Orleans to crack down on false burglar alarms

    May 14, 2015 5:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans' police chief and other city officials have announced plans for a crackdown on a problem that wastes police manpower: false burglar alarms. Burglary-in-progress phone calls from residents - or alarms triggered by residents - will continue to get emergency responses. So will alarms in which alarm... more »
  • Fake money making rounds in Ascension Parish Play Video

    April 16, 2015 6:21 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies have some leads in a funny money scheme where hundreds of dollars in fake bills have been passed around Ascension Parish. Thursday, investigators spent the day questioning people who were seen on surveillance video with the fake money. Earlier in the day, WBRZ cameras recorded... more »
  • NC man charged with making false BP oil spill relief claims

    February 23, 2015 2:19 PM

    WILMINGTON, N.C - A North Carolina man has been charged with filing $2.3 million in false compensation claims following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Michael R. Rosella of Wilmington was arrested by federal authorities Monday and charged with one count of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud and... more »
  • US agent sued over fake Facebook page

    October 7, 2014 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it is reviewing a woman's complaint that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent set up a fake Facebook account using her identity. Sondra Arquiett, who was arrested on drug charges 2010 for her alleged role in a suspected drug distribution network, is suing the agent... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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