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Ex-Va. Wesleyan student sentenced for identity theft

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former student at Virginia Wesleyan College student has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for identity theft. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1EvpU4h) reports 29-year-old Katecha Thomas was sentenced Monday for her guilty plea last year to aggravated identity theft and misrepresentation of a Social Security number. Court records show Thomas … Continue reading

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Former owner of Norfolk store sentenced in food stamp scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a convenience store in Norfolk will spend more than two years in prison for participating in a food stamp scheme. According to court documents, James Robert Carter allowed food stamp recipients to trade their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash. The 75-year-old Carter gave the recipients about half … Continue reading

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Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to Congress about the aging A-10 Warthog’s capabilities is committing treason, according to a report … Continue reading

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Va. woman sentenced for cashing fraudulent tax refund checks

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk woman who cashed more than $2 million in fraudulent income tax refund checks has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison. Thirty-four-year-old Tanya Evans was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Norfolk for her December plea to conspiring to defraud the government. Court documents show a check-cashing business noticed in … Continue reading

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4 sickened by carbon monoxide leak at Norfolk rehab center

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A carbon monoxide leak at a rehabilitation center in Norfolk sent four people to the hospital. Norfolk Fire-Rescue tells media outlets that the leak occurred Sunday at Harbour Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center. Crews responding to a report of an ill employee evacuated the center’s cafeteria after a carbon monoxide meter attached to a … Continue reading