A Cash App con that could wipe out your bank account

Money transfer apps like Venmo, Zell and Cash App have been growing in popularity during the pandemic — but 8News has uncovered scammers have found a way with to use Cash App to con you of your cash.

Ex-Baltimore mayoral aide gets prison in book sales scam

A former aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books to nonprofits was sentenced Friday to more than two years in federal prison. Gary Brown Jr. apologized for his actions and expressed regret for bringing shame to his family and friends before U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow sentenced him to […]

Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs. One by one, they have admitted to using their wealth to bribe and cheat their kids’ ways into top universities across the country, often as athletic recruits for sports their children didn’t even play. The highest-profile defendants who were left in what’s been […]

May 24 trial set for Steve Bannon in fundraising fraud scam

NEW YORK (AP) — A May 2021 trial date was set Monday for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, on charges that he cheated donors to a group seeking to fund a southern border wall. Bannon, 66, of Washington, D.C., was audible but not visible on a video screen as he appeared for […]

Steve Bannon arrested in border wall fundraising scam

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.”

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