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  • Report: Obama Quietly Sent $221 Million To The Palestinian Authority Hours Before Leaving Office

    01/23/2017 7:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    AP- BI ^ | 1-23-2017 | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner, Associated Press January 23, 2017 Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money. A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.(snip)
  • Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft

    01/22/2017 3:35:16 AM PST · by fso301 · 44 replies
    www.DPReview.com ^ | Jan 17, 2017 | Lars Rehm
    The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan claims that taking and publishing photos of subjects who are flashing the popular two-fingered 'V' or peace sign could lead to identify theft. It warns that fingerprint recognition technology is now so advanced that even casual snapshots can be used to retrieve fingerprint information. The report also says the technology is widely available and easy to use.
  • Governor's grab of cash for roads risks fight in legislature

    01/17/2017 11:14:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 17, 2017 | Bob Christie, Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to again take for other uses state gas tax money intended to help cities and counties build and repair roads is getting a cold reception from some in the Legislature. The Republican governor's budget proposal for the year starting July 1 eliminates $86.5 million in highway spending in the current year, a decision likely to spur a fight with lawmakers from both parties who have been seeking a permanent stop to shifts of cash for road work to other uses. Legislation that would bar the practice and require gas tax money only...
  • Obama’s IRS Commission Says Its “OK” For Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers On Tax Returns

    01/17/2017 8:18:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 82 replies
    USChronicle.com ^ | Phoenix Brooks
    Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) asked Koskinen about the process, and for the commissioner to explain the logic behind giving tax refunds to illegal aliens who have committed a theft of a tax-payer’s identification number. Koskinen’s response, according to the Washington Examiner, was that it was in everybody’s interest to have the illegal aliens pay taxes with stolen id’s.
  • Man Loses ‘Pride & Joy’ On The Job Delivering Pizza

    01/15/2017 2:03:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 14, 2017 | Dillon Thomas
    A man in Golden is out a car, and possibly a job, after a pizza delivery gone wrong last Thursday. College student Tyler Warren, 21, said his 1998 white Honda Civic was stolen as he delivered a pizza for Domino’s Pizza in Golden. “It is just kind of a traumatic experience. I never thought it would happen,” Warren said. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS) Warren was at the door of a home along Ford Street delivering a pizza when he noticed someone was driving away in his car. “I ran after it, and chased down a (passing) car. They helped me,”...
  • Thieves steal $6M in jewels while ball drops on New Year’s Eve

    01/03/2017 9:31:23 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | Jamie Schram
    The three hooded and masked men broke into a West 36th Street jewelry wholesaler at 12:01 a.m. Sunday in what appears to be an inside job — while 7,000 cops were distracted protecting Times Square revelers just a few blocks away. The source said the thieves “100 percent” planned the heist to coincide with the ball drop. They made off with around $6 million in gems and are still at large, police sources said.
  • U-Haul truck with stolen ATMs found in DC

    01/03/2017 5:41:14 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP (Washington DC) ^ | 11:21 PM. EST January 02, 2017 | Mike Murillo | @MikeMurilloWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An anonymous call to 911 led police to a U-Haul truck full of ATMs in Southeast D.C. Monday. The truck was found abandoned on the 2000 block of 38th Street SE around 12:30 p.m. Monday.
  • 10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the U.S.

    12/29/2016 8:01:37 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Devon Thorsby
    U.S. News compiled data on car thefts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2014 – the most recent year for complete data from the bureau – to determine which of the 100 largest metro areas in the country had the highest rate of car theft. Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes the top spot for highest rate of car theft, with a total of 6,131 thefts in 2014 and 676.9 thefts per 100,000 people. The City of Albuquerque acknowledges its high rate of auto theft on its website, noting New Mexico’s shared border with Mexico gives car thieves added incentive because...
  • You have a few days left to dodge this 50 percent tax bill

    12/28/2016 3:01:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/28/16 | Kelli B. Grant
    Nearly a third of retirees are playing chicken with one of the steepest tax penalties out there — and they are running out of time. IRS rules on so-called required minimum distributions generally kick in once you reach age 70˝. For 401(k)s and other defined contribution plans, it's either when you turn 70˝. or you retire, whichever is later. If you've inherited an IRA, you might also be subject to RMDs, even if your own retirement is years away. How much you need to take is usually based on the account balance at the end of the previous year, and...
  • Petaluma cops looking for suspect in pellet gun theft at sporting goods store

    12/28/2016 11:50:14 AM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 Dec 2016
    Petaluma police are looking for a man they believe stole a black-and-tan BB gun from Big 5 Sporting Goods. The theft occurred Tuesday about 9 p.m., when a white man, approximately 25 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds, entered the store and took the gun without paying for it. The man was described as wearing a black beanie cap, black leather jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, light gray-and-tan shoes and a purple backpack. When employees confronted the man outside the store, he fled on foot. The gun police say he took was a Beretta PX4...
  • Lawsuit: Whole Foods managers were fired for whistleblowing

    12/27/2016 11:51:24 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    keyetv ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | Ben Nuckols
    Nine managers who were fired by Whole Foods supermarkets for allegedly manipulating a bonus program have filed a class-action lawsuit against the grocery chain. The lawsuit filed this week in D.C. Superior Court says the managers were fired for blowing the whistle on a company-wide practice of not paying bonuses earned by employees. The former managers say Whole Foods engaged in "systemic wage theft" at its stores nationwide and that the managers were punished for it after a "sham internal investigation."
  • Former CIA Spy Has A Surprising Christmas Message For Trump

    12/24/2016 5:17:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 40 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | 25DEC16 Christmas | Robert Steele
    "Dear Mr. Trump, I am among the tens of millions who voted for you, and also among the twenty thousand or so that spent fifteen months obsessively devoted to getting you elected. I went to bed in tears on election night, only to be woken at midnight by my wife to watch the miracle unfold. Perhaps someone will read this and in a second miracle, you will hear my voice. I am going to make seven points with seven paragraphs and seven graphics.#1 You are not only an accidental president, you are a fringe president. 27% of the eligible voters...
  • Mail worker busted for stealing Christmas giftcards to buy sex toys

    12/22/2016 6:40:37 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | Priscilla deGrogory
    Postal worker Iesha Conley was allegedly caught rifling through the mail to steal Christmastime gift cards — but not before using one she stole months earlier to buy discount sex toys online, federal authorities charged. Conley, 48, came under investigation when a West Nyack woman reported that she’d sent a $100 American Express gift card to a relative in Floral Park Long Island, but when the letter arrived it had been opened and the gift card was missing. When the woman called American Express, she was told an individual had used it to buy three adult sex toys with it...
  • Man Caught on Camera Stealing Bucket of Gold in NY Believed to Be in Los Angeles

    12/21/2016 10:08:10 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    KTLA ^ | 21 Dec 2016
    Video of the alleged theft, which shows a man grabbing the 86-pound bucket of gold flakes out of the back of an armored truck...valued at $1.6 million... Nivelo is described as a 5-foot-5 inch Hispanic ... the thief can be seen struggling under the weight of the haul.
  • Stealing the drone... back?

    12/18/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/17/2016 | @realDonaldTrump
    "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!"
  • US Defense official: Chinese warship stole US underwater drone

    12/16/2016 8:23:35 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | December 16, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    OK there's a big headline on this article, on the Drudgereport. That said, when I linked there, the link wasn't working. But it seems clearly to link to this article. -- A US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday. In the latest encounter in international waters in the South China Sea region, the USNS Bowditch was sailing about 100 miles off the port at Subic Bay when the incident occurred, according to the official. (please see...
  • From grease to specialized license plate covers, drivers try to beat tolls

    11/15/2016 8:10:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    MassLive ^ | October 30, 2016 | Scott J. Croteau
    Across the country people have tried all sorts of ways to trick all-electronic tolling technology from capturing their license plates in order to avoid paying a toll, but officials in Massachusetts said the tricks aren't new and the technology is ready to catch the scofflaws.Massachusetts will move to all-electronic tolling on Friday and has Raytheon's All Electronic Tolling System ready to read E-ZPass transponders as well as take pictures of the vehicles including the rear and front license plates if drivers go through without a transponder.Raytheon's system is able to take color pictures of vehicles and track the make and...
  • FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the suicide of Vince Foster go missing from National Archives

    11/01/2016 8:58:49 PM PDT · by Rod Rammer · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/1/2016 | Ronald Kessler
    FBI agents' reports of interviews documenting that Hillary Clinton's stinging humiliation of her friend and mentor Vince Foster in front of White House aides triggered his suicide a week later are missing from where they should be filed at the National Archives, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. While the box contained dozens of FBI reports concerning Foster's death - including interviews with the medical examiner, U.S. Park Police officers, and White House aides about the contents of Foster's office -  the reports on Hillary Clinton's role in his death were absent. This is not the first time documents related...
  • Ex-Turnpike employees charged for 'stealing time'

    10/30/2016 11:59:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Central Penn Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2016 | Roger DuPuis
    Two former employees of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission "stole" more than $8,000 by improperly inflating their work hours, the state Attorney General's Office said. Criminal charges filed today against Sharie Anne Sacco, 56, and Stephen Michael Dombek, 51, are the result of separate investigations by the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigations.The pair also are accused of using state vehicles for their personal use.The AG's Office began its investigations after receiving a referral from the Office of Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.The charges According to criminal complaints filed in the case:• Sacco, of Lehigh County, worked for the...
  • Hillary stole State Department furniture

    10/17/2016 10:31:46 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 92 replies
    FBI 302a ^ | 10/17/2016 | FBI
    Early in CLINTON's tenure as Secretary of State, she and her staff were observed removing lamps and furniture from the State Department which were transported to her residence in Washington, D.C. [REDACTED] does not know whether these items were ever returned to the government upon CLINTON's departure from the State Department.
  • Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in anti-mafia raid [near Naples]

    10/01/2016 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    sky.com ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | staff reporter
    Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. "I no longer dared to hope that I could ever say that, after so many years."
  • Man Shocked Stealing Electrified Trump Sign

    09/28/2016 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 28, 2016 | YouTube User
    Click on the above image to see the video.WARNING: Will make you feel very satisfied.
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100

    09/25/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 9/20/16
    Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100
  • Explosive charges on the Clintons exploiting Haiti aid funds

    09/22/2016 7:30:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Clintons and Haitian relief, where billions of dollars have been raised with little benefit to the Haitians but considerable benefit to the Clintons. For the Clintons, the boon from Haiti’s earthquake of January 12, 2010 came while HRC was Secretary of State, and Bill Clinton was the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti. As soon as massive numbers of Americans began to donate small sums of money for earthquake relief, Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed themselves into the face of Haiti. ... By March 8, 2010, Bill Clinton had applied sufficient pressure on President René Préval, to force Haiti’s Lower...
  • KDOT sweeps: Kansas is going backward with more projects stalled

    09/16/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dena Sattler / Topeka Capital-Journal
    Kansas has more than 140,000 miles of public roads — the fourth most in the U.S. Such a massive network requires substantial public investment in maintenance and new projects, and some transportation advocates are worried that the state’s revenue crisis will prevent much of this necessary work from getting done. For example, the Brownback administration has transferred more than $1 billion from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund over the past few years. … Earlier this year, $185 million was removed from the highway fund to counteract meager state revenue collections. This sweep was announced alongside...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors

    09/15/2016 2:06:05 PM PDT · by Amntn · 69 replies
    Observer Politics ^ | 9/15/16 | Liz Crokin
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing from her poorest supporters by purposefully and repeatedly overcharging them after they make what’s supposed to be a one-time small donation through her official campaign website, multiple sources tell the Observer. The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clinton’s small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to their bankcards made by Clinton’s campaign. One elderly Clinton donor, who has been a victim of this fraud scheme, has filed a complaint with her state’s attorney general...
  • Wells Fargo Exec Who Headed Phony Accounts Unit Collected $125 Million

    09/14/2016 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sept. 12, 2016
    Wells Fargo Exec Who Headed Phony Accounts Unit Collected $125 Million Wells Fargo & Co’s “sandbagger”-in-chief is leaving the giant bank with an enormous pay day—$124.6 million. In fact, despite beefed-up “clawback” provisions instituted by the bank shortly after the financial crisis, and the recent revelations of massive misconduct, it does not appear that Wells Fargo is requiring its former consumer banking chief Carrie Tolstedt to give back any of her nine-figure pay. Until recently, Tolstedt was in charge of the unit where Wells Fargo employees opened more than 2 million largely unauthorized customer accounts—a seemingly routine practice that employees...
  • Broward deputy accused of shoplifting at WalMart 7 times, once while in uniform, records show

    09/12/2016 9:11:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/9/2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Korenic, of Margate, was suspended without pay Tuesday. A Broward sheriff's deputy finds himself suspended without pay and facing a felony charge after being accused of shoplifting everyday household items from two WalMarts in Coral Springs, according to records obtained Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Surveillance video shows Deputy Dean Korenic, 46, shoplifting on seven occasions, investigators say. He was in uniform one of the times and drove away with his stolen goods in a marked patrol car three other times, records show. A 14-year veteran of the agency, Korenic was arrested Tuesday and spent a night in jail before...
  • Woman arrested for stealing a D.C. police officer’s french fries

    09/12/2016 5:31:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/9/2016 | Carlos Osorio
    A Maryland woman was arrested for theft Wednesday after allegedly stealing three french fries from a D.C. police officer, police said. About 9:40 p.m., a D.C. police officer was eating in a restaurant at 1110 U St. NW when a 26-year-old woman approached him and ate one of his french fries, a D.C. police spokesman said. Despite repeated warnings, the woman continued to eat the french fries, police said. She was arrested for second-degree theft. As a police report explained: “The listed offender appropriated the listed property without the consent of the listed complainant.” The report also listed the stolen...
  • Woman arrested after feasting on big meal, then saying she has no money to pay

    09/01/2016 8:38:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jessica De Leon
    A Bradenton woman ordered and feasted on a steak dinner and chocolate cake, but when the bill came she refused to pay, stating she had no money, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.Ana Bulovic, 28, decided to treat herself at Cody’s Roadhouse in Bradenton Monday afternoon, even though she knew she didn’t have any money to pay the bill, according to an arrest report. The feast, which totaled $43.58, ended with her getting arrested and charged with petit theft. She is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $120 bond. When Bulovic was presented her tab at...
  • Key House Republican to Unveil Sales Tax Plan for Purchases Across State Lines

    08/25/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Rubin
    A top House Republican [Bob Goodlatte (RINO, Va.)] will release a new proposal in coming days that attempts to resolve the long-running dispute among retailers, state governments and online retailers over how to tax purchases made across state lines. ... sales would be taxed according to the tax base of the retailer and a single tax rate chosen by the consumer’s state, a Judiciary Committee aide said. So, for example, an Ohio company shipping a pair of pants to Maryland would use Ohio’s rules for taxing clothing and Maryland’s tax rate. Currently, that seller only collects taxes on the sale...
  • Couple feels targeted after Trump signs repeatedly stolen

    08/21/2016 2:04:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Aiuiuig 20, 2016 | Cameron Miculka
    In the more than 30 years Sandy Gray and her husband Rob Biggerstaff have lived in North Kohala, they’ve never had trouble feeling safe at home. “I have never felt any kind of anxiety or fear or anything, and we’ve lived here all these years,” Gray said. The couple moved to the Big Island in 1984 from Houston, in part to get away from the poor air quality there and also in hope of finding a place to grow their own food. They found what they were looking for in Hawi. “It was wonderful compared to what it was like...
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation

    08/21/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation Published on Mar 20, 2015 Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation (March 20, 2015)
  • Governor Palin: Here Is What Quietly Happened On January 1, 2015

    08/08/2016 12:19:15 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 34 replies
    conservatives4palin.com ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Sarah Palin
  • Astonishing footage shows how brazen Rio thieves target unsuspecting tourists in broad daylight

    Brazen thieves have no fear as they snatch bags and phones from pedestrians wandering through the streets of the Olympic city. Rampant theft in broad daylight ..., sheer animals
  • Hunting knives stolen from Dollar Paradise in Cleveland, police report

    07/27/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | FAITH BOONE
    CLEVELAND - Police have asked the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who stole $350 worth of hunting knives from a Dollar Paradise store. Authorities said the incident happened on May 2 at the Dollar Paradise store located at 3230 West 65th Street. The man allegedly took an entire display of hunting knives.
  • Arrest of drunken cyclist leads to discovery of likely stolen beets

    07/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 44 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Nina Corfu
    A senior in Truro, N.S., is thanking police after an officer recovered a bag of beets from an intoxicated cyclist which may have been stolen from her community garden plot. Olga McCabe-Cain said she arrived at the King Street community garden on the site of the former St. Mary's Elementary School in Truro at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, only to discover that a number of her beet plants were missing. "It was so disappointing," McCabe-Cain said. "They cleaned the row right out nicely — even padded it over — and left one bunch of beets at the end." She...
  • How the hunt for D.B. Cooper made an aging Vietnam veteran the target of TV sleuths

    07/27/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    W Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Ian Shapira
    They were certain they knew the identity of the long-missing hijacker known as D.B. Cooper, and now the self-appointed investigators wanted their man to turn himself in to the FBI and sign over his life rights for a book and movie project... Rackstraw watched the documentary, he said in an interview. He watched himself being ambushed. He watched the man whose son found the ransom money along the Columbia River deny that it had been planted there. He watched a Northwest Orient flight attendant examine an old photo of him and his decades-old NBC interview and repeatedly say she didn’t...
  • Buddhist monk imprisoned for gambling $263,000 in temple cash

    07/26/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/26/16 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Buddhist monk living in Lafayette was sentenced Monday (July 25) to 30 months in prison for taking more than $263,463 from his own temple to gamble at a casino. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter handed down the penalty on Khang Nguyen Le, 36, a Vietnamese citizen who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Walter, whom President Ronald Reagan appointed to the Western District court, also ordered Le to pay full restitution. Le might also face deportation to Vietnam after release from prison, authorities said. From 2010 to October 2014, Le was president, presiding monk and resident of the temple...
  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 3:03:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.-snip-Detectives eventually determined that Watkins began illegally tapping the church's bank account in early 2015 after she received...
  • Criminals Using 3D Printers To Cover Up Shipping Heists

    07/22/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 22, 2016 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    statesman.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Federal Court... Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results (Update)

    07/11/2016 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Donald J Trump.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Federal Court Sides With Grassroots Activists: RNC Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results Delegates Remain Committed to Donald J. Trump; Anti-Trump Effort Dealt Crippling Blow (New York) July 11, 2016 – Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne today ruled in favor of Trump campaign delegates who had argued – in line with overwhelming public opinion – that RNC delegates must follow election results and that delegates cannot be stolen at the national convention. Delegate Beau Correll, Jr., had brought the suit against the Commonwealth of Virginia hoping to reject the will of the voters, but was soundly...
  • Federal Court Blocks Virgina Delegate Rule (PDF)

    07/11/2016 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 192 replies
    UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION ^ | July 11, 2016 | UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION
    "For the foregoing reasons, judgment will be entered in Correll'sfavor on Counts I and II and the Commonwealth will be permanently enjoined from enforcing Va.Code§ 24.2-545(0)." Federal Court just UNBOUND the delegates for Virgina. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3174287/Correll.pdf
  • Cameras Catch break in at Whistleblower's law firm

    07/07/2013 5:02:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 114 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | July 7,2013 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and...
  • Pokemon Go Warning from O'Fallon Missouri Police

    07/10/2016 1:38:12 PM PDT · by kingu · 16 replies
    UPDATE INFORMATION BELOW-This morning at approximately 2 am we responded to the report of an Armed Robbery near the intersection of Highway K and Feise Road. We were able to locate four suspects occupying a black BMW a short time later and recover a handgun. These suspects are suspected of multiple Armed Robberies both in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. It is believed these suspects targeted their victims through the Pokemon Go smart phone application. Many of you have heard of Pokemon Go, but for those that have not, it is a type of Geo Caching game where you...
  • Issa: FBI "Has No Choice"; Must Indict Clinton

    07/03/2016 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 130 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The FBI "really has no choice" but to recommend an indictment against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif., shown). His statement echoes Tom DeLay's claim last week that the FBI is "ready to indict." While much of the focus has been on the fact that Clinton passed classified information over an unsecured server, Issa pointed out that, as bad as that is, there is more to it: These are documents that are not only highly classified, but she took them from government. Let's not forget when she left government, she...
  • Woman Says Man Stole Car in Less Than 30 Seconds

    07/02/2016 11:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jul 1, 2016 | Jaspreet Kaur
    Kimberly King 1996 Honda Accord was stolen on early Friday morning.A man allegedly stole a car approximately 30 seconds in a Clairemont neighborhood and the entire theft was caught on video. Kimberly King spoke exclusively to NBC 7 about the bizarre theft that left her rattled. On Friday morning around 8:40 a.m., a man walked up to Kings’ 1996 Honda Accord parked on the street on the 3900 block of Mount Albertine Ave. in Clairemont. Surveillance video shows the man jiggling with the lock of the car, opening the door and then driving off down the street. “Almost like he...
  • Stock Market manipulation

    06/25/2016 6:53:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Financial News | 25 June 2016 | MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    The stock market dropped 611 points Fridy SUPPOSEDLY because of the British exit vote on the European Union. Also, European and Asian markets dropped. Was there a reason for the markets to react that way? No. That vote did not change anything consequential. Big money boys behind the scenes already knew what was going to happen (it was no suprise to them - they have accurate research teams) and shorted what they needed to short. The fact that someone behind the scenes is pulling the trigger on nothing events means someone needs to go to prison for causing peoples' stock...