Fraud

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

(ABC News)-German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent the manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Monday that Winterkorn knew about the deceptive software since at least May 25, 2014, despite his public…

City of Columbia partners with AARP for ‘Frauds and Scams’ workshop for seniors

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Are you interested in protecting your private information from identity thieves?  The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with AARP for a series of free workshops on topics including frauds and scams, financial literacy and more. The first workshop is set for Wednesday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Busby Street Community Center,…

Columbia police search for man suspected of going on shopping spree with stolen card

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Police Department is asking the public for help identifying this man accused of stealing a credit card. Authorities say the man pictured here is suspected of using that card at several business to make fraudulent purchases. According to investigators, the victim reported her card stolen from a Harden street restaurant on January 17th, 2019…

WATCH: Two Women Sought in Fraud Case, Sheriff Says

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are looking for two women who they say committed fraud. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the suspects went to the Target and Kohl’s located on Two Notch Road on Saturday, May 7th and opened store credit…

Minister Convicted in $5 Million Tax Scam

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal court jury in Cleveland has convicted a traveling minister from Arkansas in a tax refund scam that prosecutors say totaled nearly $5 million. Fifty-eight-year-old Allen Miles of Little Rock, Arkansas, was convicted Tuesday on conspiracy, wire fraud and identity theft charges. Prosecutors say a scheme by Miles and a co-defendant resulted in more than 2,700…

Police: Suspect Wanted for Cloning Credit Card

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are looking for a suspect wanted for cloning a credit card and using it to make fradulent purchases. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the suspect stole the victim’s credit card information and made purchases at the Walmart located at 321…