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Iowa woman arrested for credit card fraud

A 48-year-old woman has been accused of using a stolen credit card for at least six months. The Iowa resident is facing 19 felony charges in connection with the alleged credit card fraud after having supposedly used the card in two different states. She is being held...

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The basics of mortgage fraud in Iowa

Fraud is a generic term for wrongful, criminal deception, the objective of which is financial or personal gain. For some, the term may conjure up images of swindlers intent on tricking others for profit. However, when it comes to mortgage fraud in Iowa, this is not...

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Suspect charged in Iowa check scam

One man has been arrested, and a second is still being sought in an ongoing police investigation in Iowa involving fraudulent payroll checks. The 40-year-old defendant was taken into custody on the morning of Jan. 30. He has been charged with two counts of felony...

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Iowa city clerk may face fraud charges

When times are hard, people may resort to desperate measures to make ends meet. One Iowa woman may have been in that situation because she is being accused of committing over $300,000 in fraud. The investigation began after the mayor of a local town heard reports that...

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Smile and say “cheese” for your ticket!

In a somewhat unusual move, the Iowa Supreme Court has accepted a case involving a traffic violation and a $75 fine. While this seems like a far cry from the often momentous issues that the highest court of the state typically deals with, it raises questions that may...

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Former city clerk charged with mail fraud

A former city clerk for Casey, Iowa, has been charged with mail fraud and arson. These are two very serious charges that can result in harsh penalties if the accused is convicted. The defendant was indicted of five counts of mail fraud after she allegedly used the...

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What’s a protective order?

In a criminal fraud case, either the prosecutors may demand the turnover of documents as part of their investigation, or they may seize records and documents when executing a search warrant. Sometimes, as appears to have happened in a raid in Cedar Rapids, the federal...

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