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WORTHINGTON — Charges for wrongfully obtaining assistance and welfare fraud have been filed against a man who got an $85,000 workman’s compensation settlement, then applied for assistance several months later without reporting his new assets.
WORTHINGTON — One is out of jail on bond awaiting a jury trial, the other owes more than $4,000 in unpaid court fines and fees, and both were sitting in the Nobles County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying a woman in a surveillance photo.
According to authorities, the woman was involved in allegedly passing a counterfeit bill March 3.
Two Worthington residents face allegations from
WORTHINGTON — Just two days before the statute of limitations ran out, on the very day that the nation was at the polls for midterm elections, the Nobles County Attorney’s Office filed charges against two people for voting in the 2008 election while ineligible.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — A Spirit Lake woman accused of taking money from a non-profit group was sentenced to more than a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of filing a false 2004 federal tax return.
Margaret Ruth Waltz, 46, of Spirit Lake, was executive director of BASS, the Before and After School Services program that provided care to children enrolled in Head Start, Department of Education at-risk programs and early childhood special education programs. BASS received funds from the Iowa Department of Human Services, private grants and fees charged to parents who participated in the program.
Ocheyedan woman fraudulently obtained coverage
SIBLEY, Iowa — An Ocheyedan, Iowa, woman who worked in Sibley allegedly used her position to fraudulently obtain insurance coverage for herself and family members, according to charges filed in Osceola County District Court Monday morning.
ST. PAUL — A coalition of conservative political groups is organizing a program to prevent voter fraud in the Nov. 2 election
Election Integrity Watch is recruiting volunteers to join what it calls “surveillance teams” to observe polling places, organizers from the Tea Party, Minnesota Majority and Minnesota Voters Alliance announced Thursday. How many polls they will monitor depends on how many volunteers sign up.
RIVER FALLS, Wis. - First comes the flood, then comes the fraud. State officials say “storm chasers” have made their way to Wisconsin looking to make a fast buck from victims of the recent heavy rains and floods.
River Falls (Wis.) Journal
, September 30, 2010
WORTHINGTON — According to Worthington Police Det. Sgt. Kevin Flynn, reports of check cashing fraud in neighboring cities and states are at all all-time high, and recent activity indicates several businesses in Worthington have also been stung.
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