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Stephen McDow (courtesy Orange County District Attorney's office)

Prosecutor: OC Man Used $110K Tax Refund Error To Pay ‘Various Bills’

A Laguna Beach man has learned a painful lesson: if you find something of value and are able to locate the owner, but fail to do so, you have committed a crime.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/15/2011

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Burbank Police Searching For Bank Robber

Investigators were looking Tuesday for a man who walked into a Burbank Citibank branch, pushed a note to a teller demanding money and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/14/2011

Is this an old man robbing banks? Or someone in a mask? (credit: CBS)

Old Man Robber Just Keeps Rolling Along

Authorities say the “Geezer Bandit” has robbed California bank number 14 — his first in San Luis Obispo County.


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End Of Plastic? Banks Unveil Payment Service Using Cell Phone, Email

Are you tired of swiping and signing? Some of the nation’s biggest banks are betting that you will be.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/25/2011

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Police: Lancaster Robber Followed Elderly Bank Customers Home

Deputies say the suspect allegedly followed elderly bank customers back to their homes and used “physical force” to rob them.


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Alleged ‘Ho Hum’ Bank Robber Arrested In Colorado

A man who allegedly robbed a dozen banks in Southern California has been arrested in Colorado, the FBI confirmed Wednesday.


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Saudi Firm Sues Malibu Man For $9B For Failed Mideast Bank

A Saudi Arabian company has filed a $9.2 billion lawsuit against a local man who they claim perpetrated one of the largest scams in history.


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Realtors Say Banks Are Slow To Consider Short Sales

Real estate agents in California are accusing banks of dragging their feet on so-called short sale transactions, where lenders allow homes to be sold for less than what is owed on them.


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Post Offices, Schools Closed For Presidents Day

Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday.


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FBI Continues Search For ‘Geezer Bandit’

Entrepreneurs are printing surveillance shots of his wrinkled face on T-shirts, thousands of people “Like” him on Facebook and many are wishing him continued success at evading the law.


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Bailout Banks Shun Efforts To Stem Foreclosures

The plan is aimed at helping thousands of borrowers who owe more than their properties are worth, but without cooperation from the banks, the program will likely have limited benefits.


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‘Darth Vader’ Arrested After Bizarre Bank Hold-Up In Rowland Heights

Despite the suspect wearing a Darth Vader mask, a black wig and pink hospital scrubs, sheriff’s officials say it took less than three hours to track down and arrest 46-year-old Gregory Sanchez.


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Seized Valley Bank Reopens Under New Ownership

Depositors can continue to access their money at Western Commercial Bank in Woodland Hills today after it was taken over by regulators on Friday.



FDIC Shuts Down 2 LA Banks; 143 Failures In ’10

Two local banks seized by U.S. regulators add up to the highest total in one year since the savings-and-loan crisis 20 years ago.



Reward Offered In Hunt For OC Bank Robbers

They’re no dance crew, but deputies hope the “Pop The Lock” bandits may have just taken one step closer to prison after one of the men was photographed with his ski mask off.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/07/2010