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Pennsylvania: man and woman arrested for passing counterfeit bills at Sands Casino

As reported by a man and a woman have been charged with forgery and other crimes for allegedly using counterfeit $50 bills to play table games at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Friday night. State Police Bureau of Gaming Enforcement said Eduardo Sicard Martinez, 36 of Wernersville presented the bogus bills to the dealers at the table games and that Yadira Torres, 36, of Allentown admitted that she had knowledge of and worked with Martinez in the counterfeiting scheme. Read Article

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Pennsylvania: Police investigate counterfeit money incident at Wrightstown gas station

As reported by police are investigating an incident in which a man tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for gas at a service station on Windy Bush Road in Wrightstown. According to Newtown Township Police, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, an employee of the gas station called police to report that a [...]

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Scam Alert: Pennsylvania officials warn residents of utility scam

As reported by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Robert Powelson and the Office of Consumer Advocate today cautioned Pennsylvania residents to be diligent when weighing offers for electricity from door-to-door and telephone solicitors. In recent days, there has been a rash of overly aggressive and dishonest sales pitches in [...]

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Pennsylvania State football recruit arrested in counterfeit cash scheme

As reported by Zayd Issah, a linebacker recruit in Penn State’s incoming 2013 class, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly passing counterfeit $20 bills at McDonald’s. Read Article

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Pennsylvania: Bethlehem teen uses counterfeit bills to buy phone off Craigslist

As reported by, a Bethlehem teen tried to buy a cellphone off of Craigslist with photocopied currency, according to court records.Police say Jandre C. Kellum, 19, of the 100 block of Freedom Court, arranged to buy a cellphone from Mayra Darine Collazo-Figueroa on Wednesday night at the KNBT Bank, 2515 Easton Ave. Read Article

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Pennsylvania: counterfeit bills found in circulation at Mount Airy Casino

According to, the U.S. Secret Service is investigating a number of counterfeit bills that were passed at Mount Airy Casino Resort in the last two weeks. State police at Swiftwater reported five separate instances of counterfeit money passing at the casino in Paradise Township between March 6 and Saturday. Read Article

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Pennsylvania: York store owner faces counterfeit merchandise charges

As reported by Homeland Security agents raided a York business Thursday, seizing hundreds of boxes of merchandise they called “counterfeit.” The raid happened at Bust-A-Left Apparel on East Market Street. The store owner has been charged with selling counterfeit items including sneakers, purses and jerseys. Read Article

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Man arrested over dead wife scam in Coudersport, Pennsylvania

According to a Coudersport man is under arrest for asking people for money to bury his wife as a scam. Pennsylvania State Police in Coudersport have arrested Robert Buchsenschutz of Harrison Valley and charged him with theft by deception. Read Article

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Scammers divert home owner’s attention

Two men walked up to a Schuylkill County home Thursday afternoon and distracted the elderly couple who lived there while a third man slipped into the house and stole $6,000, police said. The 3:45 p.m. burglary at the Luckenbill house on Heather Lane, Pine Grove Township, was similar to incidents the day before and 60 [...]

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ATM scam, 5 arrested, $135,000 stolen

Five men were arrested Friday in connection with an ATM scanner ring that allegedly withdrew nearly $135,000 from 143 victims’ bank accounts throughout Montgomery and Chester counties, prosecutors said in a news release. Read Article

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