Thursday, June 13, 2024

Suspect arrested in Kamloops after jumping in car with police dog

KAMLOOPS - The off-duty officer simply waved the suspect over and invited him into the vehicle, where his police dog was waiting. (The Province)

NYPD cop among 27 arrested in massive $18 million insurance scam

NEW YORK - A hardened fraudster ran a massive $18 million insurance fraud scam that involved an NYPD cop and five crooked 911 operators, prosecutors charged Thursday. Ringleader Anthony Rose, 51, ran the elaborate no-fault insurance scheme that involved bribes to NYPD employees and hospital staff who handed over the confidential information of people involved in car crashes. All told, 27 people were charged in the scheme, including Rose’s wife and son. (New York Daily News)

RCMP release images of suspect in crime spree, side-swiping police car

Mounties in B.C.’s Southern Interior have released images of a man suspected of multiple crimes across the region in the past week. Police believe the man is connected to a string of criminal activity in the North Okanagan, Thompson-Nicola, Nicola Valley, and the Central Okanagan. (Vancouver Sun)

California woman accused of faking firefighter husband to swindle wildfire relief funds

A California woman accused of posing as a firefighter's wife on social media to swindle thousands of dollars in donations meant for those battling an August wildfire was arrested Tuesday. (NBC News)

B.C. Crime Stoppers warns of fake Jeremy Renner romance scam

B.C. residents are being warned to beware of an online romance scammer pretending to be Avengers actor Jeremy Renner who is preying on women through social media websites. (The Province)

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon indicted on fraud charges

NEW YORK - Former White House advisor Steve Bannon has been indicted on charges he defrauded donors in a $25 million campaign to build a border wall, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Thursday. (New York Post)

Taxpayers billed nearly $60 million in failed Arrive Can scam

OTTAWA - Auditor General Karen Hogan released a report on Monday revealing that federal spending on the ArriveCan app and its “glaring disregard for basic management practices” cost Canadian taxpayers an estimated $59.5 million with little value provided. (True North)

FBI officials discussed ‘media leak strategy’ ahead of major Trump-Russia revelation

WASHINGTON, DC - Newly released text messages show disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok asked to speak to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page about a “media leak strategy” during a crucial period of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2017. (Daily Caller)

Strip club loses liquor license for swapping lap dances, drugs for food stamps

HARRISON TWP., Ohio - Sharky's Lounge in Harrison Township is losing its liquor license at the end of the business day today. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. (ABC 22Now)

Glitter eggs and ty guns, How an ex-Mountie lied, cheated and stole his way into prison

The eggs were covered in glitter and painted purple. When they splattered against the sides of the house that winter, the yolks froze, leaving an icy mess that could only be scrubbed away with soap and hot water. Lauren Auch’s home was egged three times in the span of a month, beginning Christmas morning 2015. The attacks didn’t feel like pranks — they felt personal, vicious. Whoever was behind them knew purple was Auch’s favourite colour. She began placing weapons around the house — a hatchet by her bed, a hammer by the front door, unsure of what the attacker would do next. (Edmonton Journal)

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