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Why I'm Secretly Glad My Purse Was Stolen

Lori Ferraro | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

My shoulder didn't ache from my giant purse hanging off of it. My hands didn't have indentations from multiple shopping bags digging into my skin, because I didn't have any money to buy anything. I was free!

Holiday Shopping: More Shoppers, More Theft –- Prepare Your Business

Mark Bomber | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Mark Bomber

The upcoming holiday season is extremely important for small business owners. It's the biggest revenue driver of the year, and can keep a business afloat or sink it. However, the increase in potential shoppers, brings an increase in potential theft.

Suspect Arrested In Brazen Diamond District Heist

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a midday jewelry store robbery in New York City's Diamond District. Rond...

Maine Teen Charged With Naked Break-Ins

Associated Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same ...

I Was Robbed: Literally

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Crime
Jon Hotchkiss

I was the victim of a burglary. I know this because that's what it says on the copy of the Los Angeles Police Department Investigative Report I was gi...

Top 10 Scariest Things About Income Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Even though many people feel taxes are scarier than speaking in public, for the majority of people, tax-time is the single largest cash windfall of the year. More than 75 percent of all taxpayers get an average tax refund of $3,000 -- nothing scary about that.

Stars of Alaska Reality TV Show Charged With Fraudulently Applying for Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

The Browns are characterized in the Discovery Channel show as "a recently discovered family that was born and raised wild." A Juneau grand jury charged six of the family members with a total of 60 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification and first- and second-degree theft, according to the documents filed Oct. 3.

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

Postscript: Big City, Small World

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

I wish we could follow them back to their respective apartments to find all the stolen bounty that had long ago been given up for lost. I wish we had a CSI-style investigation that resulted in the resolution of dozens of cold cases. But it was not to be

Is Cash Obsolete?

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Younger generations use plastic and electronic payments more than anyone. Look at PayPal, Amazon and iTunes. It's just a natural thing for them. While older generations prefer cash and checks.

ID Theft -- It's a Matter of When

Mark Steber | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Identity theft is everywhere and takes many forms and new scams are appearing every day.

Wage Theft Is Grim Business

Rory Lancman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Rory Lancman

Wage theft is particularly prevalent among low-wage workers, such as those in the restaurant, retail, home health care and personal and repair services industries. Misclassification touches more traditionally middle class industries, such as construction and trucking.

It Should Be a Crime, But Isn't

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

Imagine the scenario. You have a contract with someone to do something, you pay them, then they not only don't give you the final product, but they st...

Jameis Winston Cited For Stealing Crab Legs From Supermarket

BroBible | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Crab legs from a Publix? How does one even go about stealing those? That’s about the least inconspicuous thing one could possibly steal. Since he wa...

Man Steals Girl's Dog On A First Date

Barstool Sports | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weird News

No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. ...

19-Year-Old Notre Dame Bro Breaks Into A Day Spa To Eat All The Hot Pockets

BroBible | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

Wow, Notre Dame. It’s not in your Catholic nature to do things like this. One shameless Notre Dame 19-year-old breaks into a day spa with a flower p...

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

HERS by ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Joanne Spataro

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon resigned on Wednesday after being indicted and arrested for bribery and corruption charges. The weirdest thi...

REPORT: Thieves Pose With Stolen Vehicles On Facebook

Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

Authorities in England have jailed a pair of brazen thieves who they say displayed expensive stolen goods on Facebook. A judge last week sentenced ...

WWII Veteran Allegedly Conned By 'Beautiful Scam Artist'

David Lohr | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

Police in Florida say they are searching for a young woman who allegedly bilked an 86-year-old World War II veteran out of several thousand dollars. ...

David Lohr

17-Year-Old Fired From Walmart Allegedly Scams Store Out Of $39,000

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.11.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old Oklahoma boy fired from Walmart for stealing scammed the superstore out of thousands of dollars, authorities said. "He's intelligent,...

Recovered Violin Confirmed As Stolen Stradivarius

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rare multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last month from a concert violinist in Wisconsin has been recovered, police...

Why the Insane Danger of Posting on Craigslist Hit Way Too Close to Home for Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beware everyone. There are truly evil people out there waiting to harm others for merchandise. In many cases, there is little value for human life in the pursuit of money or things. Keep this knowledge with you as you post on sites like Craigslist. So stay safe.

Lindsay Lohan The Victim Of Airport Theft

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan recently traveled to Shanghai for the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards, but she had a little trouble en route. The 27-year-old's laptop w...

4 Business Rip-offs and How to Dodge Them

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Each year, small businesses in America lose billions of dollars unnecessarily--and unless they're aware of the risks, companies around the country con...