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Virginia: Mount Vernon Police warn of counterfeit $20s in circulation

As reported by a handful of counterfeit $20 bills have been circulating in Mount Vernon in recent days, according to an alert issued by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning. At least 12 fake bills have been reported to the chamber since the weekend. The incidents have been reported to both the Mount Vernon Police Department, as well as the United State’s Secret Service. Read Article

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Radford, VA: Porn DVDs and counterfeit alcohol seized at local shop

As reported by a city shop has had its alcohol licence suspended after counterfeit booze and porn DVDs were seized. A licensing review meeting decided to suspend the licence of Sandy Lane Newsagents & Off-Licence, in Radford, for three month. Read Article

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Former FBI agent and wife sentenced in financial investment fraud scheme reported that former FBI agent John Robert “Bob” Graves and his wife Sara Turberville Graves were sentenced today in federal court to serve 135 months in prison and 36 months in prison, respectively, for their participation in an investment fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; [...]

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Con artist scams Girl Scouts

Some Virginia Beach Girl Scouts are the victims of a scam artist. The girls were selling Girl Scout Cookies last weekend when a man used counterfeit money to cheat them not once, but twice. Trisha Pehrson is the leader of the troop of 6 and 7 year olds. Read Article

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Virginia,Restaurants, caterers warned about scam

A familiar scam that targets caterers and restaurants resurfaced recently in Chesterfield County. “This closely resembles other scams we’ve investigated last year,” said Tom Gallagher, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau in central Virginia. Gallagher said the perpetrator used a phone relay service to place a large order with a Chesterfield-based caterer. Read [...]

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