Crime

Military Members, Beware of Scam
The IRS is warning of a new scam that targets the military.
Perhaps we’ve all been perturbed by a scam at some point in our lives…one that comes in the form of a telemarketing phone call or an email that phishes for personal and financial information. But why bother our military heroes with that typ…
Couple Sues Media Over Mass Grave Reports
A Liberty County couple has filed a massive libel lawsuit against the Liberty County Sheriff's Department and a bunch news media outlets, over a "psychic's" claim that bodies were buried in mass graves on their property.  No mass graves were ever found.
BBB Warns of Newest Scam — “Smishing”
The Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas says nobody keeps up with communications technology more than con artists.  All the better to con you with my dear. That brings us to this story about the newest high tech tactic the cons are using to get into your money.
Shepherd Woman Admits Embezzling from Bank
A longtime employee of the Bank of San Jacinto County in Coldspring has pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from the bank over a period of years.  She could be sent to prison for a long time.
Forest Service Urges Us To Report Arson Wildfires
Heading into the long Memorial Day weekend -- the unofficial start of another hot and dry summer — the Texas Forest Service is begging us to be careful with cookouts, campfires and any outdoor burning.
TFS also wants people to be especially watchful for arsonists deliberately starting fires and…
Money Managers Stealing from Disabled Vets
It's difficult to believe that anyone would steal from someone unable to stop them, but there are people who get themselves appointed to manage a disabled veteran's money and disability benefits, and then spend that never-ending flow of money on themselves.

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