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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized fake vaccine cards shipped from China to Tennessee last week. The shipment was disguised as paper greeting cards and upon reading the description in the shipment manifest, customs and border patrol officers "already knew what it was," the agency said in a statement.  The shipment was on route to the central business district of...
    The Customs and Border Protection agency said its agents in Memphis have seized over 3,000 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards this year. Customs and Border Protection Border agents in Memphis have been seizing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards every night. So far, they have intercepted hundreds of shipments of counterfeit cards this year. The FBI has warned that selling or...
    (CNN)US Customs and Border Protection officers in Memphis, Tennessee, have seized thousands of fake Covid-19 vaccination cards so far this year."Every night" officers are seizing shipments from Shenzhen, China, headed to New Orleans, Louisiana, containing dozens of blank counterfeit vaccination cards, CBP said in a press release Friday.The cards have spaces where the recipient can write their name, birth date...
    Share this: Seven defendants were charged on Thursday in Brooklyn Federal Court with participating in a counterfeit goods scheme in which they imported generic goods into the United States from China, applied brand labels to those goods in workshops (some of which were controlled by the defendants) and then sold those counterfeit-branded goods to retail and wholesale purchasers. Among the...
    Police are asking the public for help identifying and locating a woman accused of using counterfeit money to purchase gift cards at a Long Island store. At about 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, a woman used four counterfeit $100 bills to purchase gift cards at a CVS in Shirley,  The Suffolk County Police Department reported. Police said the CVS...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s customs officers arrested 40 people Wednesday and seized tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes in raids targeting illegal production sites across the country. Belgium’s finance ministry described the operation as the biggest in the history of the customs service. The ministry could not provide an estimated value of the merchandise seized since a final inventory...
    Wild video captured the moment two men were shoved through a hotel's plate glass window during an apparent brawl over counterfeit tickets to Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival.   Footage posted by a local reporter shows the two men crashing through the window of the Congress Hotel across the street from Lollapalooza's entrance in Grant Park at around 5.45pm on Sunday. One...
    SAN FRANCISCO — More than six months after several members of an East Bay family were charged with running a large drug ring that sold fentanyl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the Drug Enforcement Administration says they’ve identified one of the group’s suppliers. Arnardo D. Martinez, of El Sobrante, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess fentanyl. In...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Customs and Border Protection officers seized thousands of counterfeit auto parts headed to the Philadelphia area. A shipment from China containing nearly 6,000 pieces was destined from the Feasterville-Trevose area. Officials say there were door locks, steering wheel switches, headlights, taillights, and more. The suggested retail price was nearly $300,000. Experts remind residents to always buy from...
    Three years after allegedly passing counterfeit bills at two Fairfield County businesses, one of three men has been nabbed for the alleged crime. Maxie Ryles, age 31, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Tuesday, July 13, for the incident which took place in November 2017, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri. During the crime, it was reported that three men entered...
    Houston Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel Comeaux says a “counterfeit pill epidemic” is to blame for the highest overdose deaths recorded over one year in the U.S. The DEA says overdose deaths linked to synthetic drugs increased 54.9 percent during 2020. Fentanyl is the primary drug linked to synthetic drug overdose deaths. Comeaux emphasized the...
    Police have just announced that a New York City man was arrested and charged after he made purchases in Fairfield County with counterfeit bills. The Westport Police Department said Shelton Petit-Brun, age 28, of Queens, was arrested on the morning of Friday, July 9, and he was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit forgery and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. The...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three women have been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit contact lenses in downtown Los Angeles. Sulmi Gonzalez-Calderon, 42; Karla Lopez-Meza, 33; and 50-year-old Eulalia Pacharrez, all of Los Angeles, face charges of furnishing prescription drugs without a license after being arrested by the illicit pharmaceutical and counterfeit unit of the LAPD’S commercial crimes division. READ...
    EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — Deputies are sending out a warning after a bag full of counterfeit money was found in front of an El Dorado Hills grocery store on Thursday. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says the fake cash was found in a trash can near Selland’s Market in Town Center. READ MORE: Now There Is Momentum: Former...
    (CBS DETROIT) – On Thursday, July 15, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox announced a guilty plea from a Detroit man who sold counterfeit insurance documents. Anthony Johnson, 30, was charged with one count of using a computer to commit a crime, a seven-year felony, and four counts of possession of stolen or counterfeit insurance...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — A man from Indianapolis was arrested at South Hills Village Mall for allegedly passing counterfeit $100 bills. READ MORE: Death Of Inmate At Allegheny County Jail Has Jail Oversight Board Asking Questions According to Bethel Park Police, 22-year-old Abryen Burnett was arrested on July 2 for reportedly passing fake $100 bills at...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area resident pleaded guilty to gun possession and was sentenced the same day to four years in federal prison, in a case that started with his alleged purchase of a Playstation with counterfeit bills, court records show. Daniel Shrum, 42, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge James Donato. He gets credit for the year...
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    BOSTON (CBS) – The United States Attorney announced arrests Wednesday in a major counterfeit pill operation that has allegedly been supplying people on the North Shore with dangerous drugs. Investigators said the suspects’ own social media use helped lead to their arrests. READ MORE: Bill Cosby Released From Prison After Court Overturns Sex Assault Conviction Vincent Caruso, Ernest Johnson, Laurie...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The United States Attorney announced arrests Wednesday in a major counterfeit pill operation that has allegedly been supplying people on the North Shore with dangerous drugs. Investigators said the suspects’ own social media use helped lead to their arrests. READ MORE: Man Drowns In Scituate After Jumping Off Edward Foster Bridge David Caruso, Ernest Johnson, Laurie Caruso,...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport seized $7,000 in counterfeit $100 bills from a traveler who arrived on June 16 from Montego Bay, Jamaica, according to a CBP statement Wednesday. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection The traveler’s name was not released because the 64-year-old man was not charged...
    Louis Vuitton bags. Givenchy shirts. Chanel sunglasses. Nike Air sneakers. More than 47,000 Cialis pills. All of the goods arriving at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach last month would have fetched a pretty penny — had any of them been real. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a container holding a cache of 57,607 counterfeit goods that...
    More than 47,000 counterfeit Cialis pills and 10,117 fake pieces of designer clothing and footwear – with an estimated value of $12.7 million-plus – were seized at the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports area, officials announced Monday, June 21. The clothing items bore Christian Dior, Versace, Gucci, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nike Air and Swoosh designs and was part of a...
                      by Peter W. Wood  The National Association of Scholars opposes the proposal, “Educating for American Democracy.” The proposal has attracted some well-meaning supporters, but they are mistaken about what Educating for American Democracy—EAD—would bring into being. Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy is a “framework” that prescribes how American K-12 schools should...
    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — There was a massive bust at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport Monday. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Millions worth of counterfeit products were seized from a cargo shipment from China by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. READ MORE: Ladera Ranch HOA Refuses To Allow Pride Event At Neighborhood Park The items taken by federal...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A shipment of counterfeit Rolex watches was seized by U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy Airport last week.Authorities said had the 19 fake timepieces been real, they would have been worth an estimated $285,000.After the shipment arrived from Hong Kong, CBP officers requested the agency's import specialists to verify the authenticity...
    Authorities seized nearly two dozen knock-off Rolexes at John F. Kennedy International Airport before they could be sold to unsuspecting buyers, officials said Monday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the 19 bogus watches on June 15 while inspecting a shipment from Hong Kong. The total value of the genuine version of those watches would be around $285,000,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A woman was arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit Botox and Juvederm products without a medical license. Josefa Acosta, 57, a resident of Palm Desert, was arrested and booked into jail Friday for “Furnishing Prescription Drugs Without A License” after allegedly selling counterfeit Botox to undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Illicit...
    GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A Capitol Heights man was sentenced last week to 41 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in March for manufacturing and passing counterfeit money, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ricco Darnell Taylor, 32, also must serve three years of supervised release and pay $98,000 in restitution. READ MORE: Man Shot, Wounded And Robbed Early...
    Five people who used counterfeit $100 bills to buy groceries at least seven times in central Pennsylvania are being sought by police. A couple was the first accused of using faking $100 bills to purchase groceries. They allegedly used $300 to make a purchase at the Giant located at 3301 Trindle Road in Camp Hill on May 20, according to...
    Two people who used counterfeit money to buy groceries are being sought by Manheim Township police. A black man and woman allegedly used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase $7.61 worth of food at the Giant located at 1605 Lititz Pike on Sunday around 8:30 p.m. The counterfeit bill was not discovered until after the pair left the store. ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 911 call about a fake $20 bill led to George Floyd’s deadly encounter with police. The U.S. Secret Service determined the bills were fake. The Minneapolis Field Office investigates counterfeit money. The special agent in charge says they catch more than a million dollars in counterfeit bills in Minnesota each year. SAC Joe Scargill explains where...
    To learn more about counterfeit cash and report it, head over to the U.S. Secret Service’s website.
    A straight-A student in Louisiana died of an fentanyl accidental overdose after taking half of a pill sold on the street as a prescription Percocet.  Hailey Deickman, an 18-year-old from Belle Chase who was days away from her high school graduation and set to enroll at the University of New Orleans this fall, died after taking the fake pill which...
    A Louisiana man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder after he allegedly sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a high school senior, according to authorities. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO) and investigators responded to an overdose on May 14. Authorities say they found 18-year-old Hailey Deickman and another unidentified victim unresponsive. Deickman was taken to...
    By Sara Murray, Jason Morris, Dianne Gallagher and Fredreka Schouten | CNN Yet another ballot audit is set to move ahead in Georgia’s most populous county after a judge ruled Friday that absentee ballots could be unsealed for parties looking to examine them for evidence of fraud. The review of Fulton County’s absentee ballots, which is not set to begin...
    (CNN)Yet another ballot audit is set to move ahead in Georgia's most populous county after a judge ruled Friday that absentee ballots could be unsealed for parties looking to examine them for evidence of fraud.The review of Fulton County's absentee ballots, which is not set to begin until the judge reviews the terms of the audit, comes as conservatives have...
    Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged a California woman with running a massive scam that produced more than $700,000 worth of counterfeit coupons used at retail stores throughout the country. Using the name “Mandy Carr,” Tong Lor printed Carolina coupons with fake bar codes for household items such as diapers, laundry detergent, and toiletries and and then mailed them...
                       
    Dr. Oz and Dr. Crupain break down the warning signs you could be buying counterfeit masks online. Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    New York (CNN Business)Amazon destroyed more than 2 million suspected counterfeit products that third-party sellers sent to its fulfillment centers last year as part of a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise on its website.The numbers were released Monday in Amazon's first report documenting the company's efforts to block counterfeits from appearing on its online marketplace.The report comes amid growing scrutiny from...
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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A growing market for counterfeit vaccination cards on the dark web has some experts worried that the sale of the fakes are putting everyone’s health at risk. Check Point Verification Technologies has seen an increase in phony vaccine verification cards offered online. READ MORE: Farmer John Will No Longer Be Supplier Of Dodger Dogs “We’re seeing a...
    Billy Abumayyaleh, the owner of the Cup Foods store where George Floyd gave a counterfeit bill on the day he died, sat down for an interview with the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura.
    Pfizer Inc has identified the first confirmed instances of counterfeit versions of its COVID-19 vaccine being used abroad. Fake doses of the two-shot inoculation, developed with German partner BioNTech SE, were found in Mexico and Poland, according to The Wall Street Journal. The vials in Mexico had fraudulent labeling while those found in Poland appeared to contain a substance used...
    Pfizer says it is aware of counterfeit versions of its COVID-19 vaccine, which the drugmaker developed with BioNTech, as criminals seek to cash in on global demand for the shots that continues to outpace supply. The phony versions of its vaccine were found in Mexico and Poland, a Pfizer spokesperson said in an email to CBS MoneyWatch, confirming an earlier...
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