Tag Archives: Scams

Man arrested on allegations of fraudulent business practice for incomplete hurricane repairs

On May 8, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a citizen reporting that he had hired Matthew Dean Williams to do repair work on his residence after Hurricane Florence, but the work never was done. The General Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and determined that Williams had committed the same acts on previous

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Telephone scams are on the rise in Onslow County

Onslow County Sheriffs Office issued a press release this morning warning citizens to be aware of an increase in reports of telephone scams. During the last week of April 2019, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has again received reports about a telephone SCAM that some Onslow County citizens have received. Sheriff Miller and his staff want to ensure that all

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OCSO seeks help identifying woman in two counterfeit bill cases

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a female wanted for questioning in two separate counterfeit bill cases. On March 5, 2019, a black female made a small purchase at the Family Dollar Store on Burgaw Hwy and handed the cashier a hundred-dollar bill. Then on March 6, 2019 the same female made a small purchase

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NC 9th Congressional operator accused as ballot fraud ringleader- Leslie Dowless Jr. arrested

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fncsbi%2Fphotos%2Fa.741184572691306%2F1425413887601701%2F%3Ftype%3D3&width=500 WAKE CO.,NC- NC’s 9th Congressional District operative has been charged with obstruction of justice and illegal ballot possession related to the 2016 and 2018 elections. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was indicted by a grand jury and arrested, following evidence gathered and presented from during the investigation in light of the irregularities of absentee ballots in Bladen County in the

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Fraud suspects sought by JPD for numerous accounts across the city and county

(02/25/19)- The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the men in the attached photographs. There are four photos. They are wanted in the questioning of numerous frauds reported in the City and County. They were last seen driving an Infinity Q60 two door coupe type vehicle. If you know the identity of these subjects please contact

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Felony Vehicle Break-in and Fraud Suspect Sought

 The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identify the man in the attached photographs.  He is a person of interest in a felony vehicle break-in that occurred at CVS located at 400 Western Blvd on Feb. 13, 2018. The suspect stole the victim’s purse, and then fraudulently used the victim’s credit card throughout the city.  There are

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Hampstead woman arrested on fraud charges using PayPal

On December 14, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office uniformed patrol deputies responded to a residence on Tar Landing Road in Holly Ridge for a report of fraud. The victim indicated someone had accessed his PayPal account and transferred money to their own account. The victim provided information that led investigators to issue a search warrant for PayPal records. Information received

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UPDATE: Mother and infant missing from Laurinburg found safe and arrest made in scam plot #HOAX

LAURINBURG, NC UPDATE: After nearly 24 hours of investigation across multiple agencies and searching for the mother and infant believed to be missing, authorities have said it’s a hoax and so far one person has been arrested. Upon conclusion of the investigative interviews, “…. there was not a woman named April Morrison or missing infant child at any point.” (WTVD)

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Four men WANTED for card theft and fraudulent

NEWS RELEASE Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying three men who may have information regarding stolen credit cards in Jacksonville and Onslow County. Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of vehicle break-ins where the victims had credit cards stolen. In each case, the stolen cards were used to purchase items at various businesses

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ALERT: Phone scams in Onslow

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018 NEWS RELEASE FROM SHERIFF HANS MILLER: During the last week of October 2018, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has received reports about a telephone SCAM that some Onslow County citizens have received. Sheriff Miller & his staff want to ensure that all citizens know about these SCAMs & ask citizens to “pass the word” to

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