Thursday, January 31, 2013
Multiple sources say Philadelphia narcotics officer Gerald Gibson has been put on administrative leave.
Last updated 6:20 p.m. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the son-in-law of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police. Sources tell NBC10 that Gerald Gibson, a narcotics officer, has been placed on administrative leave. Police reportedly issued a brief statement about an officer being removed from his duties after a joint investigation by the FBI and Internal Affairs. The officer was not reportedly identified and has not been arrested or charged with a crime. WPVI-TV (6 ABC) reported that Gibson was allegedly found in possession of marked money that was used during a police sting operation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that according to its sources in…
A 43-year-old Bethlehem man admitted to robbing six banks over a two-week period in April 2012, including the PNC Bank located inside the Warminster Shop Rite.
A man who went on a two-week bank robbing spree last year, which included the PNC Bank in the Shop Rite supermarket in Warminster, has been sentenced to almost six years in federal prison, the Express-Times reports. Fawzi Atra, 43, from Bethlehem Township, told Judge James M. Munley that he performed the robberies because he needed the money to pay back unemployment compensation that had been overpaid to him by the state government, according to the Express-Times. Atra admitted to six robberies between April 3 and April 19, 2012, totaling $9,688, an amount that the judge ordered Atra to pay back to the banks. The Express-Times reports that the institutions hit by Atra include: The FBI dubbed Atra the Silent Bandit by his quiet demeanor …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Joseph Canazaro co-owned Finn McCool's in Ambler. Suspects believed to have fled in victims' pickup truck; described as armed and dangerous
Update, 5:03 p.m. The last murder that occurred in Hilltown Township was in 1990 at 12 Key Drive, when Eric Motis stabbed his neighbor Louise C. Hoopes, 42, a secretary at Grand View Hospital, and her sons Douglas, 16, and Daniel, 14, in their beds. Motis, 26, committed suicide in prison in 1998. Motis was facing three life sentences after pleading guilty at trial in 1991. Update, 4:23 p.m. The Reporter reports the black pickup truck has been located in Upper Bucks County. The truck has been located behind Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center on the 1400 block of West Broad Street in Quakertown. Update, 4:14 p.m. Chief Chris Engelhart has identified the victim as Joseph Canazaro, 48. Canazaro lived at the Swartley Road home with his girlfriend…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Though the Internet is a great place for sales on Cyber Monday, the FBI warns there are also a lot of scams.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
At this time of year, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reminds consumers to be wary of Internet fraud during the holiday shopping season. Here are a few of the scams to look out for: In addition to more information on specific Internet scams, IC3’s latest warning also includes tips to help you avoid being a victim of cyber scams (#1 tip: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is).
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Today's top stories from around the region.
Alleged Montco-Based Bookmaking Ring Busted: Sixteen people, including seven Montgomery County residents, were indicted Wednesday by federal authorities who allege that they operated a multimillion dollar illegal bookmaking ring that stretched across the United States and used a Blue Bell gas station as its mailing address. Find out who was charged on Upper Moreland Patch. Hatboro Firehouse Project Nearing Completion: After 18 months of construction for a project that was supposed to have concluded a year ago, Hatboro officials said that the nearly $1 million addition to the Enterprise Fire Company building is wrapping up. Find out why the project could be a matter of litigation on Hatboro-Horsham Patch. Who's Hiring in Doylestown: Slate …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The FBI has dubbed the suspect 'The Silent Bandit.'
The man who robbed the PNC Bank located in the Warminster Shop Rite has struck three more banks since the April 11 incident, according to an alert issued by the FBI. His most recent heist happened this morning at a PNC Bank in Flemington, N.J., NBC 10 reports. Surveillance photos posted by the law enforcement agency show a similar looking man robbing another PNC Bank in the Shop Rite in Hopewell, N.J., on April 14 and a QNB Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Richland on April 17. The three new incidents brings the tally to six bank robberies attributed by the FBI to the man dubbed "The Silent Bandit." He also hit KNBT Bank at the Giant grocery store in Bethlehem on April 3 and a PNC Bank at the Shop Rite in Marlton, N.J. According to …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The FBI is on the lookout for an armed suspect who robbed the bank Friday afternoon.
The FBI and the Warminster Township Police Department are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery of the Sovereign Bank branch located at Warminster Town Center Friday afternoon. At approximately 4:37 p.m., the subject entered the bank, brandished a small dark-colored handgun, and demanded cash. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the area of the bank. The suspect may have been driving a four-door white sedan, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria. He is described as a white male about 30 years old, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, medium to stocky build, with a mustache, wearing a baseball cap, large dark sunglasses, a white scarf or turtleneck pulled up over his chin and …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Before you hit the internet for all of your holiday shopping this season, make sure you're armed with the latest info about online crimes
This holiday season, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. According to a release issued by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction sites at discounted prices, and phishing e-mails advertising brand name merchandise for bargain prices or e-mails promoting the sale of merchandise that ends up being a counterfeit product. Internet criminals post classified ads or auctions for products they do not have. If …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Twelve countries coordinated the anti-cyber crime effort.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
One of the most widespread types of cyber scams being perpetrated against consumers these days involves “scareware”— those pop-up messages you see on your computer saying you’ve got a virus and all you have to do to get rid of it is buy the antivirus software being advertised. And if you don’t buy it? The pop-ups continue unabated and, in some instances, the scareware renders all of the information on your computer inaccessible. According to a release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice and the FBI announced “Operation Trident Tribunal,” a coordinated, international law-enforcement action that disrupted the activities of two international cyber crime rings involved in the sale of scareware. The …