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Guilty Plea In Payroll Fraud

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say a former software company payroll manager has pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to her theft of nearly $1.7 million from a software firm. Authorities say Penny […]


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Man Charged With Swindling Investors, Including Veterans

 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A former Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in a $175,000 fraud prosecutors say swindled a dozen investors, including military veterans, who thought he had business opportunities in Iraq. Fifty-two-year-old Joseph T. […]


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Woman Charged With Fraudulent Returns

(Glastonbury, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A woman charged with making fraudlent returns at a clothier where she was once employed is being charged by Glastonbury police. Detectives say 21-year-old Marianne Castillo of Manchester is facing over […]


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FEMA To Give Review Opportunity To Superstorm Sandy Victims

By MICHAEL CATALINI,  Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to provide Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out a chance for a […]


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IRS Says Phone Scam This Year Is Largest Ever

Police in a number of Connecticut communities report receiving calls from residents of their towns who have received calls purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service in what the agency says is the largest scam of its kind in the history of the IRS.


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Connecticut Taxpayer Refunds Delayed By Fraud Verification

State tax officials are trying to confirm fraudulent tax returns have not been filed.


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Charity Creator Charged With Defrauding Donors To Newtown Foundation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A man who created a charity to benefit those affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested on allegations that he took most of it […]


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State Resumes Issuing Tax Refunds — With Extra Precautions

Some Connecticut taxpayers who asked for their refunds by direct deposit or debit card will be receiving paper checks, instead.


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Police Say Aide Stole $33,000 From Elderly Client

Milford police say a 43-year-old North Haven woman is charged with larceny and forgery after the elderly Milford resident for whom she worked as a home health aide.


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Feds Seek 12 Years For Venezuelan Financier In Connecticut Fraud

A Venezuelan financier who ran a massive fraud scheme used investment funds as personal piggy banks to support a lavish lifestyle, including a $5 million home on Connecticut’s Gold Coast, prosecutors said in a memo urging a federal judge to sentence him to at least 12 years in prison.