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Lock Haven, Pa. — A contractor stole nearly $20,000 from a fire victim who paid the construction company owner to rebuild a shed and repair fire damage to a home, police say.

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A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping out his then-girlfriend and used the tale to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in state prison on Friday.

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New York (AP) — Even in hindsight, Nichole Schmidt can't be sure if anything could have been done to save her daughter Gabby Petito from a messy and violent relationship that ended in murder nearly a year ago in the western wilderness.

When you hear about the risk of identity theft today, most of the time it’s in the context of cybersecurity: scammers hacking into people’s email or online bank accounts to steal private information such as credit card numbers and passwords.