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  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/14/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 154 replies
    During the final standoff at the Bundy Ranch on Saturday, we had a hundred or more militarized government agents and snipers aiming military grade weapons at hundreds of innocent American citizens. And they were being ordered through a public address system to move away or they would be "SHOT!" Their crime? Standing in defense of a Nevada citizen who was being ruthlessly tormented by rogue federal agencies over a twenty year period. The fact that the BLM seemed to be perfectly willing to slaughter innocent Americans using military grade weapons and tactics over “grazing fees” on public lands is a...
  • RED RIVER RUMBLE? BLM Wants to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land!

    04/13/2014 5:55:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 127 replies
    Americas Freedom Fighters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Clark Kent
    The Red River is the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma…or is it? Byers, Texas along the Red River — The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years.The BLM claims that about 90,000 acres (116 miles along the Red River) have never...
  • Louisiana state audit director charged with fraud

    04/09/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    nola.com ^ | updated April 09, 2014 at 10:51 AM | By Emily Lane
    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services auditing director Delrice Augustus has been formally charged fraud for allegedly buying personal items with a government purchasing card, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced Wednesday. Augustus, 34, of Baton Rouge, is currently on leave as director of the bureau of auditing and compliance services for DCFS, an agency that receives over a billion dollars in federal funds, a U.S. Attorneys office press release says. A bill of information says that from 2010 though March 2014, Augustus used government purchasing cards for a dishwasher, televisions, I-Pads, hotel rooms gas and other personal items.
  • Watch This Woman Steal a MacBook From a San Francisco Cafe

    04/08/2014 5:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Apr. 7 2014 | Erin Sherbert
    Update: Police say they've busted the Macbook thief. Read our story here. A blog post ago we told you about some ballsy people who were tipping over Smart Cars in various San Francisco neighborhoods. So while we were on the subject of brazen fools, we decided to show you some surveillance of a latte-drinking thief who reportedly stole a computer from a downtown coffee shop. A local iOS developer is on the hunt for her Macbook which was snatched from the cafe while the victim was in the restroom. The only good part to this is that the victim was...
  • Obama pal's ex-aide to plead guilty in grant scheme

    04/07/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT · by John W · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 7, 2014 | Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD—A onetime top aide to former state public health chief Dr. Eric Whitaker plans to plead guilty to bribery, theft and obstruction of justice in federal court this week in a $400,000 state grant kickback scam she is accused of trying to cover up, according to court documents the Tribune obtained. Quinshaunta Golden, 45, of Homewood, is scheduled to change her plea to guilty Thursday and has agreed to cooperate with authorities. Federal prosecutors have agreed to request a sentence of no more than 10 years and a month in prison, a copy of Golden's plea agreement shows. Whitaker, a...
  • 8 month investigation on downtown business nets arrest, drugs, stolen property

    04/04/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police executed a search warrant on a downtown Charleston business Wednesday evening following an 8 month investigation. According to officers, it happened at the Middle East Mart, located by the Transit Mall around 6 p.m. Authorities told 13 News that undercover officers were made aware that the business had been receiving stolen property, as a result, the investigation was launched. Undercover officers had been selling employees at the business items that those employees believed were stolen. Those items were marked. During the raid of the business, officers located those stolen items, marijuana, and an undisclosed...
  • The 6 Second Garage Door Break-In You Can Prevent

    03/28/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 30 replies
    KEYE TV via YouTube ^ | 03/28/2014 | KEYE TV via YouTube
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  • Woman shocked to find out her Facebook pictures being used in prostitution ads

    03/26/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-26-14 | Will Lerner
    21-year-old Dallas Miller received an awkward email from her friend. The White Creek, Tennessee resident was told that her face was showing up in advertisements on Backpage.com for prostitution. As WKRN ABC News 2 reports, there are some problems with this: 1) Dallas isn’t a prostitute. 2) She never gave her permission to have her pictures used in ads for prostitution, because, as I just mentioned, she isn’t a prostitute. Dallas’ pictures show up in an ad that, in part, reads, “best time of your life 100% guaranteed satisfaction [phone number redacted] OUTCALL ONLY – 21.” Ms. Miller told WKRN,...
  • Police Raid LAX in Passenger Theft Case

    03/26/2014 10:00:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    Police on Wednesday night served 25 search warrants at LAX in connection with the theft of passenger property by airport workers, officials said. Workers are accused of stealing luggage and other items in terminals and on the tarmac, authorities said. Police from both the LAPD and airport officers converged for the raids at the airport and locations across south Los Angeles County. LAX Assistant Police Chief Michael Hyams would not name the contractor involved. Most of the action at the airport took place at Terminal 4 and the Tom Bradley International terminal. Other locations included Inglewood and Paramount.
  • IRS is overwhelmed by tax return identity theft (Wasserman Schultz on the case)

    03/23/2014 3:12:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    KSL ^ | 3/21/14 | William E. Lewis Jr.
    **SNIP** Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a companion version of legislation written by U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) that would make tax return identity theft a greater priority for the federal government and strengthen criminal penalties against identity thieves. The “Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act” would also expand the definition of an identity theft victim to include not only individuals, but also businesses and organizations that have had their identities stolen for phishing schemes in an attempt to obtain sensitive personal information from consumers. “Every year, millions of hard-working Americans file tax returns in...
  • Fake CIA agent helped craft sweeping environmental rules while at EPA

    03/20/2014 5:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A former high-ranking EPA staffer convicted of stealing nearly $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy had virtually no experience, got his job with help from a college buddy, and went on to play a key role in sweeping environmental regulations, according to a report Senate Republicans released Wednesday. Those regulations remain in place despite John C. Beale’s lack of environmental expertise, Republican investigators said, adding that they want the Environmental Protection Agency to review the work in which Beale was involved during his 24-year tenure. The report said Beale led an “itinerant life” as a police officer and...
  • Identity Theft Protection is it worth it?

    03/12/2014 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 39 replies
    Me | March 12, 2014 | Me
    Is identity theft a real enough problem to warrant $10/month monitoring service? I must decide whether or not to get the service but to initiate it I must trust the service with a lot of personal data.
  • $600K Taken From Safe at Osteen's Megachurch [Prosperity Gospel?]

    03/11/2014 8:44:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 11, 2014
    <p>Authorities are investigating after $600,000 in checks and cash was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch, which has one of the largest congregations in the country.</p> <p>Police spokesman Kese Smith said Tuesday $200,000 in cash and $400,000 in checks were stolen from a safe sometime between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday.</p>
  • Church tithes stolen from Lakewood

    03/11/2014 10:58:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    chron.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Updated: March 11, 2014 12:31pm | By Craig Hlavaty |
    Thousands of dollars in cash and checks - along with written credit card information – were stolen from Houston's Lakewood Church on Sunday, according to an email sent by church leaders to members on Monday. Houston's KRIV-TV is reported that the total amount was somewhere around $600,000, although church officials have said that the money in the safe had not yet been counted. Church leaders said they are not sure how that dollar amount was reached. Someone broke into the church's safe Sunday evening, taking cash, checks and envelopes containing written credit card information, the church statement to members said....
  • $600K in Donations Stolen from Joel Osteen’s Mega-Church [LISTEN]

    03/11/2014 8:45:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    news92am ^ | staff
    Lakewood Church is dealing with a violation of the Ten Commandments after the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars. “Thou shalt not steal.” But someone did. Lakewood Church has sent out a notice that donations collected at services Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 9th, were stolen. And, they advise anyone who gave by check or credit card to watch their bank accounts very carefully and report any suspicious activity.
  • Corey Booker’s Newark: a real New Jersey scandal for the media to ignore

    03/05/2014 8:48:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The junior Senator from New Jersey Democrat Corey Booker has a lot of explaining to do provided of course, someone will ask him a few questions. Since the 1970’s a parade of crooked Democrats have been siphoning off millions of dollars from The Newark Watershed Conservation Development Corporation (NWCDC) the major supplier of water to Northern New Jersey. The NWCDC has been turned into a cash cow of the type the fictional Tony Soprano would have shaken down. A recently released New Jersey State Comptroller’s report has outlined the criminality attached to this operation just from the last several years...
  • $10 Million Gold Coin Find May Have Been Stolen from San Francisco Mint

    03/04/2014 6:34:12 PM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    Bretibart.com ^ | 3/4/2014 | Unknown
    A US couple who unearthed gold coins worth more than $10 million might have to return them as they may have been stolen, a report said. The California couple uncovered eight cans filled with more than 1,400 coins on their property, in what is believed to be the most valuable treasure trove ever discovered in the United States. They took them to a firm specializing in ancient coins, Kagin's Inc, which valued them and announced last week that they will sell them, via online retail giant Amazon.
  • $10M Gold Coin Hoard Found in Yard May Have Been Stolen From Mint

    03/04/2014 4:39:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 04 TUESDAY 2014 | YAHOO NEWS
    A California couple who found a stash of buried gold coins valued at $10 million may not be so lucky after all. The coins may have been stolen from the US Mint in 1900 and thus be the property of the government, according to a published report. The San Francisco Chronicle's website reported that a search of the Haithi Trust Digital Library provided by Northern California fishing guide Jack Trout, who is also a historian and collector of rare coins, turned up the news of the theft. The California couple, who have not been identified, spotted the edge of an...
  • Cary, Illinois woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly woman in her care

    03/01/2014 7:58:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Mar 1, 2014
    Cary woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly woman in her care Mar 01, 2014 5:21 AM CST CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A northwest suburban woman hired to be a caregiver for an elderly resident with Parkinson's disease is facing criminal charges for allegedly using the 86-year-old victim's credit cards without her permission, running up thousands of dollars in charges. The Kane County State's Attorney's office charged Lalaine Regencia, 46, of Cary, with financial exploitation of the elderly and two counts of theft, all Class 2 felonies, Carpentersville Police Commander Timothy Bosshart told the Elgin Courier News. Regencia...
  • Consumers Hit With Surprise Tax in Obamacare Premium

    02/26/2014 6:38:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 2/26/2014 | Brianna Ehley
    Obamacare isn't just impacting the uninsured. Americans who already had health coverage before the Affordable Care Act will likely pay more this year and even more in the years to come. Insurance companies, faced with new Obamacare fees and taxes meant to help fund the law, are planning to pass along the added costs to consumers. This includes the multibillion-dollar annual “Insurance Providers Fee,” which took effect in January and is assessed to each company based on its share of annual premiums collected by the entire industry. This new fee is expected to raise $8 billion this year and more...
  • School Districts Insist They Need More Money to Educate Fewer Students

    02/26/2014 5:27:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/24/2014 | Tom Gantert
    While advocates for more money for public schools say school districts are facing a financial crisis, one point they concede is underplayed: the districts claiming distress overwhelmingly have declining enrollments. So, should a district that has fewer students to teach each year receive more money? While districts with as differing demographics as Alpena and Detroit and Ashley and Flint ran deficits, they shared one common characteristic — declining enrollment. In fact, 39 of the 47 conventional public schools in deficit in 2012-13 had declining enrollments from 2008-09 to 2012-13. The state has increased overall state funding to K-12 education from...
  • 'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies: Trustwave

    02/24/2014 11:07:49 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Finkle
    (Reuters) - Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The firm said it did not know how much digital currency was contained in the wallets.
  • My time at the ‘School of No’ (union allowed abuse, million$ still missing?)

    02/22/2014 2:31:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/14 | Patricia Walsh
    **SNIP** As a teacher who worked there for many years, I can tell you that it wasn’t because the city wasn’t warned. The children of PS 106 were failed by administrators, government lawmakers and union officials — a host of top people who couldn’t be bothered to care. **SNIP** To show just how clueless and uncaring the administration was — in December 2013, PS 106 received a glowing report. At the time, there was no mandated gym, no special-education teacher (I had left and wasn’t replaced), no books, no art and no extended-day services! PS 106 received millions in extra...
  • As 'Retirement Gap' Concerns Reach Across Partisan Divide, Senators Propose Savings Solutions

    02/14/2014 3:08:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 12, 2014 | David Harrison
    When President Barack Obama introduced a new retirement savings plan during his State of the Union speech last month, the Republican response was uncharacteristically muted. Although Republicans were upset about the president’s new reliance on executive authority to push his agenda, they had few harsh words about the details of the retirement idea. Dubbed MyRA, Obama’s initiative is intended to allow workers who do not have access to other workplace savings plans to open an account overseen by the government that would invest in low-risk Treasury bonds. It’s a relatively modest proposal, one that would be entirely voluntary for employers...
  • Colorado Health-Care Exchange Director Indicted in Montana Housing (Fraud & Theft) Case

    02/12/2014 6:55:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | SF Gate
    Colorado health-exchange director on paid leave DENVER — A director with Colorado's health-care exchange is on paid leave after it was discovered she has been accused of stealing from a nonprofit housing organization she oversaw in Montana. Christa McClure is the director of partner engagement for Connect for Health Colorado, the state program that implements the Affordable Care Act. According to the Denver Post, program spokesman Ben Davis says in her Colorado job, McClure does not have access to any of exchange's finances. The eight-count indictment against McClure was filed in U.S. District Court in Billings, Mont., in January.
  • Exclusive: Labor Secy Hilda Solis Failed to Report Trips on Union's Pvt Jet-'09 Confmtn Hrgs

    02/10/2014 9:30:09 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 38 replies
    Hews Media via Los Cerritos News ^ | February 10, 2014 | By Randy Economy and Brian Hews
    <p>Hews Media Group-Community News has obtained a lawsuit filed in the California Central US District Court claiming that former US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a current candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was provided thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel without declaring the trips on the federal government required forms, paid for by the powerful International Union of Operating Engineers based in Pasadena during the same period she was undergoing confirmation hearings to become part of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.....</p>
  • Prayer Request...

    02/08/2014 4:03:18 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 12 replies
    08 Feb 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Please PRAY for my wife, she's doin' TAXES!!
  • Yahoo says email accounts hacked, passwords stolen

    01/31/2014 9:44:22 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    CBC New ^ | 1/31/2014 | CBC News
    Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the United States.
  • $100,000 reward announced in Stradivarius violin theft

    01/31/2014 7:37:57 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-31-14 | Ashley Luthern
    A $100,000 reward was announced Friday for a priceless 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was stolen in an armed robbery this week. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was attacked with a stun gun Monday and robbed of the violin, which has been on indefinite loan to him from its anonymous owners since 2008, a common practice in the music world. The reward will be offered to anyone who can provide information that results in the safe return of the stolen violin. Officials declined to disclose Friday who, or what organization, is financing the reward. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said...
  • Shoplifter lawsuit highlights retail dilemma

    01/23/2014 12:10:47 PM PST · by rey · 24 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | January 22, 2014 | Paul.Payne
    Sometimes it’s better to just let things go. That could be the mantra for overprotective retail clerks and loss-prevention agents everywhere following a lawsuit in Santa Rosa civil court by a would-be shoplifter who was badly injured when he was tackled by a grocery store manager. The clash happened when plaintiff Johnny Ramirez was stealing a bottle of rum from the Windsor Raley’s, according to a tentative ruling from Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Arthur Wick. Ramirez tucked the glass bottle into his waistband and ran out the door, only to be stopped by manager Shea Carpenter, who tackled him...
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • Target details free credit monitoring service

    01/18/2014 8:12:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-18-14 | Tom Webb
    Target shoppers can now sign up for free credit monitoring and identity theft assistance, which the discount chain is offering to all customers affected by its security breach. Target will pay for the services for 12 months, provided by Experian through its ProtectMyID alert system. After a year, consumers must pay for the service themselves if they choose to continue. To enroll, first visit CreditMonitoring.Target.com to request an activation code. You'll need to provide your name and email address. The activation code will be sent by email, arriving in one to five days, Target said. Once you have your unique...
  • Stolen tires from police unit goes viral

    01/16/2014 11:55:51 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 01.15.2014 | Action 4 News Staff
    The Laredo Morning Times reported that a police car on cinder blocks has gone viral on Facebook and Tumblr. According to The Laredo Times, surveillance video outside the substation shows a man parked next the unit, removed two tires and placed cinder blocks under the vehicle. The license plate was also stolen from the unit. Police found Armando Solano putting tires on a Crown Victoria, The Laredo Times reports. The 24-year-old is a suspect in the tire theft case, according to The Laredo Times. For the full story: http://m.lmtonline.com/articles/2014/01/15/front/news/doc52d6fafc25aae087382511
  • Father of teen who died at West Allis store says U.S. to investigate (WI)

    01/16/2014 11:11:16 AM PST · by heartwood · 44 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/15/2014 | Jesse Garza and Ashley Luthern
    The father of a black teenager who died after a struggle with three white customers at a West Allis convenience store said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to review the case. Craig Stingley, the father of Corey Stingley, said his request for a federal investigation — which could not be confirmed Wednesday night — came before Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's decision not to issue charges last week. "This is a national issue of no justice for African-Americans," said Stingley, who said the case echoed other cases of mistreatment against young black men. He also...
  • A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

    01/16/2014 8:40:12 AM PST · by BlueMondaySkipper · 72 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | 1/12/2014 | Krebs
    Last weekend, Target finally disclosed at least one cause of the massive data breach that exposed personal and financial information on more than 110 million customers: Malicious software that infected point-of-sale systems at Target checkout counters. Today’s post includes new information about the malware apparently used in the attack, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
  • Obama's Stimulus Money-Laundering Scam

    01/15/2014 2:04:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1/15/14 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Newport Beach in California. Steve, I'm glad you called, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Rush, good to be here, love listening to your show, and again your comments this morning regarding the unions and the -- RUSH: Money laundering. CALLER: Exactly. That's the term I was looking for, the money laundering. It's exactly what's going on out here in California with the bullet train. The politicians in California, all the Democrats have given all of the public employee unions their payback, but they've got a problem. All of the private sector...
  • COLD SHOCK: Warming up your car illegal!

    01/12/2014 4:35:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 123 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 10, 2014 | WND.com
    WASHINGTON – The recent nationwide cold snap isn’t just making Americans uncomfortable. It’s turning some into lawbreakers. The shocking news of state and local regulations that make it illegal to warm up your frozen car is hitting home in Texas, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Colorado, Wisconsin, South Carolina – even some cities in Minnesota. Who knew it could be illegal to run back inside while your car is warming up in winter – in a practice sometimes called “puffing”? Many Americans are getting first-hand experience this brutal winter with the latest manifestation of what some call the “Nanny State.” The...
  • Money raised from Newtown fundraiser goes missing as marathon-running charity partner disappears

    01/11/2014 9:26:35 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1/11/14 | AP
    A charity formed after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been unable to account for more than $70,000 it raised through marathon running, one of its co-founders said Friday. Ryan Graney, of Nashville, Tenn., said only $30,000 of the $103,000 taken in by the 26.4.26 Foundation was used for the organization's purpose.....
  • Woman who 'bought rare $100,000 Renoir for $7 at flea market' must hand it BACK ...

    01/11/2014 12:58:24 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    to Baltimore Museum where it was stolen more than 60 YEARS agoThe story began with one of those improbable tales of an artistic masterpiece uncovered at a flea market. It concluded Friday, the painting still a masterpiece but the story about the flea market all the more improbable. A federal judge has awarded ownership of a disputed Renoir painting to a Baltimore museum, citing 'overwhelming evidence' that the painting had been stolen from the museum more than 60 years ago. The judge's decision rejected the claims of a Virginia woman, Marcia 'Martha' Fuqua, who maintained that she bought the painting...
  • Target breach likely an inside job, data security expert says

    01/11/2014 7:11:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-11-14 | Nick Woltman and Tom Webb
    Target's disclosure that hackers stole customers' names, home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses suggests that the crime was an inside job, a fraud analyst said Friday. The new batch of stolen identity information -- from up to 70 million additional Target customers -- is not stored on the point-of-sale devices used to pilfer the payment card data, said Avivah Litan, a fraud analyst at information technology firm Gartner. The fact that the thieves got access to a second data source makes it more likely they had the help of an insider.
  • IMF paper warns of 'savings tax' and mass write-offs as West's debt hits 200-year high

    01/05/2014 3:25:47 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | January 02,2014 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Much of the Western world will require defaults, a savings tax and higher inflation to clear the way for recovery as debt levels reach a 200-year high, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF working paper said debt burdens in developed nations have become extreme by any historical measure and will require a wave of haircuts, either negotiated 1930s-style write-offs or the standard mix of measures used by the IMF in its “toolkit” for emerging market blow-ups. “The size of the problem suggests that restructurings will be needed, for example, in the periphery of Europe,...
  • Police: Man steals brains to sell on eBay

    01/03/2014 10:26:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6:59 p.m. EST January 1, 2014 | By Bill McCleery
    This was not was your typical undercover sting. For starters, it was happening at an Indiana Dairy Queen. And the target was brains. Yeah, a brain bandit. The arrest last month of a 21-year-old suspect uncovered, police say, a macabre scheme to steal the brains of dead mental patients and sell them online. The suspect was peddling some 60 brains. And yes, amazingly there were customers. The arrest in this case also unearthed a few questions. We will try and answer them. Where did the suspect get 60 brains? Suspect David Charles allegedly stole more than 60 jars of brain...
  • Did Oakland robber take selfie on stolen phone?

    12/28/2013 8:03:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2013 | Vivian Ho
    The actor James Franco recently opined in the New York Times that the “selfie” is “one of the most popular ways to post — and garner the most likes from followers.” But it’s not the best way to get away with an armed robbery. Oakland police on Friday released a selfie — a photo a person takes of oneself — that they believe was taken by a man on a cell phone he had just stolen from a woman in August.
  • Hyannis Woman Arrested For Stealing Toys Donated To Neighbors

    12/26/2013 8:26:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    HYANNIS (CBS) – A Hyannis woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing toys that were donated through the Toys For Tots program. On Christmas Eve, two neighbors say 49-year-old Janice Tully gave them a ride to pick up donated toys for their five children at the Barnstable Police Department and the Independence House.
  • Stolen Nativity Statue Discovered with Razor Wire Protest Sign

    12/25/2013 11:25:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart
    SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A King Balthazar statue stolen from a nativity scene in a Spanish city turned up with a note protesting the use of razor wire on the Moroccan border. The life-sized figurine, stolen from Santiago de Compostela's Plaza del Obradoiro Friday morning, was found outside the office of the General Secretariat for Emigration with a sign denouncing the use of razor wire on the border between Morocco and Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, TheLocal.es reported Tuesday. The razor wire has been controversial, with many arguing it inflicts injuries on desperate migrants. The...
  • Real-life grinch: Woman caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree

    12/24/2013 5:32:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mail online ^ | Amanda Williams
    FULL TITLE: Real-life grinch: Woman caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree from a CARE HOME for vulnerable people A woman has been caught on CCTV allegedly stealing a Christmas tree from a care home. Police are searching for the 'callous' woman who was captured on camera walking into sheltered accommodation for vulnerable adults in Camberwell, south-east London. She was caught on CCTV on the evening of December 16 after she had pretended to be visiting someone who did not know her. Scroll down for video
  • Stolen Target customer data is flooding the black market

    12/21/2013 8:48:52 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 57 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/20/2013 | The Verge
    With Target already reeling from a massive hack that left up to 40 million credit and debit cards compromised, The New York Times now reports that all that data has been pouring into the black market since the break-in. With the breach taking place between Black Friday and December 15th, criminals on hundreds of illicit card-selling markets have likely had access to consumer information for weeks to date. "Guests will not be held responsible for fraud" Security experts, including security blogger Brian Krebs, say that criminals sell stolen credit cards in bulk, with individual cards going for as little as...
  • Federal Income Tax Rates for the Year 2013 (Merry Christmas, right)

    12/17/2013 12:34:54 AM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 35 replies
    Vanity | 12/16/13 | Self
    You can check this for yourself. Search "top tax rate 2013" read and think just a little. It is just numbers and that seems to make the eyes of most people glaze over. Heck, a huge number don't even pay taxes. Welcome to the USSA. This is hope and change obastard style. This is sharing the pie. This is more fat cat politicians controlling you, more government employees, more TSA, more homeland security, more navigators, more food stamps, section 8 housing, and LESS FREEDOM and LESS HOPE. The new top tax rate will be a whopping 47.2% 39.6% (top marginal...
  • Government Takeover: White House Forces Obamacare Insurers To Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss

    12/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PST · by bigcat32 · 87 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/14/13 | Avik Roy
    Of all of the last-minute delays, website bungles, and Presidential whims that have marred the roll-out of Obamacare’s subsidized insurance exchanges, what happened on Thursday, December 12 will stand as one of the most lawless acts yet committed by this administration.
  • Baby Jesus Stolen From Two Nativity Scenes

    12/10/2013 3:00:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) – Two Mt. Pleasant families are baffled, after someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene. The thefts happened on Connellsville Road. “I went to get my mail, and when I came back and looked at the nativity, the baby was gone,” Valarie Goodwin said.