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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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