Fraud

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West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said Friday that an alleged absentee voter fraud scheme will not affect the state’s 2020 primary election results. 

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Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Hours after a West Virginia Supreme Court justice pleaded not guilty in federal court, top legislators have asked committee chairmen to consider beginning impeachment proceedings against the embroiled justice and others. 

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Drivers in one West Virginia city are being told to watch out for fraudulent parking tickets.

Morgantown Parking Authority director Dana McKenzie says in a news release the agency received several calls about the tickets Thursday.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a $220 million settlement with Deutsche Bank for fraudulent conduct.

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West Virginia's attorney general issued guidelines for gas stations and convenience stores across aimed at preventing skimming credit and debit card information.

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The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says its unit targeting Social Security disability fraud helped save nearly $1.3 million in improper claims during the second quarter of this year.

Two investigators and an analyst have been working with the Social Security Administration to review suspicious or questionable disability claims.

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  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says about 2,300 West Virginia consumers could be eligible for $2.9 million in refunds as part of a settlement involving Western Union.

In a news release, Morrisey says the company has agreed to pay a total of $5 million to 49 states plus the District of Columbia to cover costs and fees. That's in in addition to a settlement announced earlier in January in which the company said it will pay $586 million to compensate fraud victims who used Western Union to wire money to scam artists.

The former office manager of a legal aid clinic in Charleston has admitted fraudulently taking $1.5 million over 12 years.

Authorities say Kim Cooper, of St. Albans, oversaw daily operations at the Mountain State Justice office, including bank deposits.

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A former West Virginia Division of Highways employee has pleaded guilty to wire and tax fraud, admitting he used his position to funnel work to a South Carolina business and received secret payments of almost $200,000.

Bruce Kenney III, of Norfolk, Virginia, was indicted in what prosecutors call a conspiracy from 2008 to 2014 to bypass normal state procedures and steer $1.5 million of inspection work to Dennis Corp. of Columbia.

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West Virginia's newly re-elected Attorney General Patrick Morrisey plans to target Medicaid fraud in his second term and ask the Legislature to give his office more authority to crack down.

Morrisey, who promises this second term will be his last as the state's top lawyer, says he's has had success investigating fraudulent disability claims, saving $1.4 million so far.

A federal judge has ruled for an insurance company in its case against the operators of a Putnam County funeral home accused of filing false death claims on behalf of pre-need contract customers who weren't actually dead.

  A retired Social Security administrative law judge accused of participating in a scheme to improperly award disability benefits has voluntarily agreed to have his law license annulled.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the state Supreme Court recently accepted David B. Daugherty's annulment petition.

A state Lawyer Disciplinary Board panel alleges Daugherty approved claims that didn't meet government guidelines and falsified time sheets.