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NEWS
October 11, 2007
Pa. man says he was victim of identity theft WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a case of identity theft involving a 55-year-old Waynesboro man. The man reported someone had stolen his identity information, created a credit card account with Capital One Bank and used the account to make various purchases, according to a state police press release. Equipment stolen from Pa. work site SCOTLAND, Pa. - Equipment was reported stolen from a construction site on Elevator Street over the weekend, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.
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NEWS
October 20, 2011
Three suspects assault, try to rob walker in city Three young men assaulted and attempted to rob another male last week at Potomac Avenue and Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown, city police said. The victim was walking in the area about 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 14 when three black males demanded money from him, said Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd of the Hagerstown Police Department. The victim refused, and a struggle ensued. The assailants did not get any money from the victim and fled the scene, Hurd said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
Financial know-how doesn't come naturally to everyone. So, on Wednesday, Kaplan University in Hagerstown invited some specialists to campus to share their wisdom. Lisa Copenhaver, the school's dean of student affairs, said students can benefit by learning about identity theft, budgeting, building a good credit score and balancing a checkbook. Fourteen institutions in the financial realm sent representatives to the campus. Students were invited to stop at their tables, talk and listen.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 16, 2011
A Berkeley County Circuit Court grand jury impaneled this week indicted a Martinsburg-area couple on charges of starving two young children in their custody and locking them in an unfinished basement. Karen S. Boback, 44, and Jesse A. Lafferty, 33, both were indicted on two counts of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, two counts of child abuse causing bodily injury, two counts of gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death and one count of conspiracy, according to the indictments.
LIFESTYLE
By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | February 11, 2013
After its first act, "Identity Thief" becomes a predictable, mildly amusing road trip comedy. This is actually a really good creative decision because the film is effectively cutting its losses after realizing that it can't keep milking laughs from identity theft. I can accept that it's supposed to be funny to see Melissa McCarthy's con artist "Diana" paint the town red with ill-gotten funds. But I simply cannot buy into the humor involving Jason Bateman's hapless victim Sandy Patterson.
NEWS
January 16, 2008
Hagerstown Police responded to the following incidents, spokeswoman Barbara Pickett said: Tuesday · At 9:48 a.m., a red, black and silver 24-inch Next Breakpoint Pro 21-speed bicycle was found in the 900 block of Sweeney Drive. · At 12:45 p.m., identity theft was reported in the 600 block of North Prospect Street. · At 6:31 p.m., a vacuum was reported stolen from Wal-Mart at 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. · At 9:56 p.m., an armed robbery was reported in the first block of Madison Avenue.
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