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Medical Biller Charged With Stealing $1 Million in Workers’ Compensation Payments

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the arrest and arraignment of a New Jersey man for allegedly stealing more than $1 million that was intended to be paid to doctors who provided medical care to injured workers covered under …

Jewelry Group Reports Highest Number of Crimes Ever Reported

The number of crimes against jewelers jumped to 2,211 in 2022, the largest number ever recorded, according to an annual crime report by the Jeweler’s Security Alliance. The total was 31.1% above the 1,687 crimes reported in 2021. “Crime trends …

ATM Theft Numbers Continue to Climb After Surpassing Historic Highs

The number of automated teller machine thefts in the United States increased another 10% in 2021 after surging during the previous year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s latest Bank Crime Statistics report shows there were 254 …

Thefts Of Catalytic Converters Spike Amid Pandemic

DENVER (AP) — All Rebecca Hayes wanted were some bagels from Rosenberg’s. But when got into her 2007 Prius on recently, the usual silence of an electric vehicle was replaced by what sounded like a Harley-Davidson. “I came out in …

Oonee Wants to Fix New York Bike Parking with Free, Secure Storage Pods

On a typical weekday before the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of commuters passed through the Journal Square train station in Jersey City on their way to and from New York City. The station is one of the busiest on …

As Criminals Innovate, ATM Thefts Becoming a Growing Source of Insurer Loss

Convicted bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, famously said, “because that’s where the money is.” In today’s socially distanced world, criminals increasingly are turning their attention to the money inside automated teller machines ā€” whether outside …

Jewelry Losses From Crime Nearly Doubled in 2019, Defying Long-Term Trend

The value of losses from crimes against jewelers jumped by 89.1% in 2019 even though the number of thefts, burglaries and robberies decreased slightly, according to a new report by the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. The organization said it received reports …

Home Depot Links Thefts to Opioid Crisis

Home Depot Inc. executives said the nation’s opioid crisis could be contributing to an unexpected surge in thefts from its stores and warehouses. The company said distribution centers that house its goods and those of other retailers have been targets …

4 Accused in Mississippi Chevron Refinery Thefts

Three people suspected of stealing equipment and trucks from Chevron’s Pascagoula Refinery, in Mississippi, were in custody, a fourth was still being sought. Sheriff Mike Byrd told the Sun Herald the investigation was launched Jan. 3 after reports of thefts …

Report: 8 Empty Philadelphia Schools Pose Safety Risks

Eight vacant schools pose public safety risks because of on-site drug use, vandalism or structural issues, and at least one should be demolished immediately, city controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday. A new report by the controller’s office urged school officials …