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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 11:17 am
Westar Energy is alerting customers that imposters claiming to work for the company are threatening to disconnect service and asking for prepaid cards as payment. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious phone calls. Some imposters...
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KNSS
October 26, 2017 - 5:32 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff and the District Attorney are asking the public for information after an out-of-state business operated in Wichita recently without a transient merchant license as required by Kansas law. Anyone solicited to enroll in and given a presentation for a...
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Dreamstime
June 05, 2017 - 8:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KNSS) - An Olathe man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $8 million from a Turkish investor, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Nagy Shehata, 57, Olathe, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In his plea, he admitted the crime occurred while he...
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Ted Woodward
May 26, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A 60-year-old woman living near 26th & Amidon in the northwest part of Wichita was the victim of a foreign scam. She met someone in a Christian chat-room on-line, and over a period of time, the suspect asked her for money for an airline ticket to come visit her. She has...
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Dreamstime
May 03, 2017 - 8:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man and woman have admitted using online ads for sexual services to find victims for armed robberies. Nicole Covey, 24, of Sugar Creek, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Kansas to conspiracy to commit robbery and five counts of aiding and abetting...
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Dreamstime
March 30, 2017 - 9:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The long-time best friend of former lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton is poised to testify at trials in Iowa and Wisconsin about how Tipton created computer code that enabled him to predict winning numbers. Robert Rhodes, a Texas businessman who has known Tipton for...
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Dreamstime
March 25, 2017 - 7:36 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The Sedgwick County Sheriff arrested a 52 year old man Wednesday night who tried to get people to pay for parking outside the Intrust Bank Arena. Sedgwick County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Lin Dehning said Daniel Lerma attempted to have people attending Wednesday nights Wichita...
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