Private Detective: Thief Steals From Church Parking Lot

On Sunday in the small town of Mayslick Kentucky, a thief was stealing from people’s cars while they attended  church services.

Mayslick resident, Rebecca Banks said this today: “We walked out of church and I noticed some glass on the ground. And I thought that wasn’t there when we went in and I didn’t really see the window of the van broken at first and then my two year old said “mommy, van, broke, ya know?”

As soon as she noticed her purse was gone, she began canceling credit cards and taking mental inventory of what she had lost.

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While Rebecca was taking inventory the thief was filling up at a gas station down the road.

When she found out, she was furious.

“It was just so maddening because he pulls the card out of his wallet, no big deal, like it’s his…signed the receipt with a bogus name,” said Banks.

Deputies are looking into a similar break in in nearby Robertson county.

Someone found Rebecca’s purse later in a grave yard near the church. Luckily she only lost the $20 in gas and a Walmart gift card.

It’s not the money though that had Rebecca concerned.

“We hope this guy gets caught so he doesn’t do it to someone else, especially at Christmas time,” says Banks

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Missing Person Amber Alert Issued , Infant Inside Stolen Vehicle

An Amber Alert has been issued after police say a suspect stole a car with an infant inside.

According to a press release from Florence PD, officials responded to the report of a vehicle theft from a Speedway gas station.

Further information revealed that a 20-day-old Henry Flores was in the backseat of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat.

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Surveillance video from the store shows that the vehicle left the parking lot westbound on US42 toward the interstate. There is no information available about the possible suspect at this time.

The 2001 Passat is dark blue in color with license plate 000-PZR. Baby Flores was last seen wearing gray pants and a white onesie.

Police have not yet released a photo of Flores. The suspect was last seen wearing a black coat and the only description police have released.

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Wrongful Death Lexington Man Who Killed Son Sentenced to 6 Years

A Lexington man who admitted killing his one-month-old son was sentenced Thursday in court.

Caz Hazuga entered a guilty plea last month in the death of Caz Hazuga, Jr. Hazuga admitted hitting his child’s head against the kitchen counter several times.The family called 911, but then took the child to the hospital themselves.

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Hazuga is charged with manslaughter. The jury recommended a sentence of six years and the court agreed.

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Private Detective: Texas Meteorologist Shot, Man Taken Into Custody

Law enforcement officials have taken a man into custody after a Texas meteorologist was shot.

KCEN employee, Patrick Crawford, was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station Wednesday morning, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said late Wednesday morning. He is a morning show meteorologist at the station. Crawford managed to drive away from the scene and flag down help.

A detective with the DPS said the suspect exchanged words with the employee before he pulled a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times.

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Police describe the suspect, as a white male, 30-35 years old, wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and dark jeans.  Officials have not said whether the man taken into custody Wednesday afternoon is the shooter.

Crawford was taken to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he was undergoing surgery late Wednesday morning, Wilson said.

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Fraud Investigation BBB Warns of Fake Online Christmas Store

A McCreary County man and his sister in Arizona say they were scammed out of hundreds of bucks while they were looking for Christmas bargains.

The Better Business Bureau reports the online store they shopped at, santastoydepot.com, is a scam.

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The BBB says the man paid $50 for a bike, but $500 was taken out of his account. They were unable to contact the company because no contact information was available.

When the BBB investigated the website, there was no indication of the site being secure or encrypted.

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Wrongful Death Body Found Confirmed to Be Missing Pregnant Sacramento Mother

Authorities have confirmed that person found dead inside of a car in Elk Grove is that of missing person Aubrey Andrews.

The Prius belonging to Andrews was found Monday night along the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard. A body was found inside the car, but authorities did not make a positive identification at the time.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Sacramento Police announced that the person found inside the car was indeed Aubrey.

No cause of death was given by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. The investigation could take 6 to 8 months, officials say.

Aubrey, who was 9 months pregnant, had been missing since Dec. 6. Authorities have not commented on the fate of the baby.

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Wrongful Death Man Found Dead in Logan County, OK

The Logan County sheriff’s office identified a man found dead Sunday at his home in south-central Logan County.

James Fox, 65, was discovered dead at 8300 Holly Hill Drive after a neighbor called 911 about 7 p.m. to file a missing person report, Chief Deputy Richard Stephens said.

The state medical examiner’s office said Fox died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. The death has been ruled a homicide.

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The homeowner’s vehicle also is missing, authorities said Tuesday. The car, which may have been taken by the person sought in connection with the death, is a white 1999 Cadillac Seville with damage to the driver’s side mirror.

The car has a trailer hitch, which makes it distinctive, Stephens said.

The Oklahoma license plate is 006LJN, but the tag may have been changed, Stephens said in a news release.

Anyone with information should contact local authorities.

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Arson Investigation Frankfort Man Indicted for Burning Down Woman’s House

Frankfort police say that a man indicted for setting a woman’s home on fire, did so because she spurned him on social media. Now, that woman is trying to rebuild her life from the ashes.

Joanie Yount’s Hillview Drive home was set on fire in November. James Graham, 37, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday and is now facing charges of arson. Police say the entire incident started after Graham added Joanie Yount on Facebook and began sending her messages.

Yount says that she and Graham were only acquaintances but that he began wanting something more.

“He was writing on all my pictures talking about how beautiful I am and let him take me out. I had actually told him to stay off of my Facebook, so he may have gotten offended over that ,” says Yount.

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Police say Graham was offended enough by Yount’s rejection, that he started a fire in her home.

Thankfully, Joanie and her 3-year-old son weren’t home when neighbors noticed smoke coming from her house.

“You can actually see from my window standing up on the couch, you could actually see inside there and you couldn’t see no flames, all you could see was smoke,” says Samantha Begal, Joanie’s neighbor and sister.

Police were able to figure out, through collected evidence, that Graham was their suspect.

According to Joanie, Graham wasn’t shy about admitting his wrongdoing.

“He was walking around bragging about it and saying he wouldn’t have to pay the price,” says Yount.

Police now say he will pay for his actions, but the price Yount is facing is far worse.

“She’s got to start from the bottom. She has nothing,” says Samantha Begal.

Joanie and her son are staying with family. She did not have insurance and is starting over from scratch.

Joanie does have a gofundme page established to help get her family back on their feet.

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Fraud Investigation Seven Indicted For Fraud Involving Shaker Hts Center

A five-count indictment was filed charging seven people and a Florida company for their roles in a multi-million dollar health-care fraud conspiracy involving an experimental form of chiropractic manipulation, law enforcement officials said.

Indicted are: Physicians Surgical Group (PSG), a medical billing company headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.; Christopher Liva, 36, Edward Liva, 64, Carolyn Via, 51, all of Boca Raton, FL; Mark Fritz, age unknown, of Coral Springs, FL.; John Nickels, 60, Highland Heights; John Fortuna, 41, of Avon, and Antony Simone, 40, of Cleveland.

The Livas, Fritz, Nickels, Fortuna, Simone and the company are charged with one count each of conspiracy, wire fraud and health care fraud.

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Those six people are also charged with one count of money laundering. Ed Liva, Chris Liva and Via face an additional count of money laundering.

PSG was owned by Christopher Liva, Edward Liva and Carolyn Via. Those three people, along with four others not named in the indictment, also owned Shaker Heights Surgical Center, located at 3235 Lee Road.

Fritz was the chief financial officer at PSG. Fortuna and Simone were licensed chiropractors while Nickels was a medical doctor and anesthesiologist, according to court documents.

The defendants deceived various private insurance companies to pay millions of dollars on behalf of patients who underwent an experimental form of manipulation under anesthesia at Shaker Heights Surgical Center.

Manipulation under anesthesia is an aggressive form of therapy typically reserved for patients who had failed with conservative chiropractic care. There were serious risks associated with it, according to the indictment.

Because of the pain involved, patients were put under conscious sedation and it was recognized as a surgical procedure. It was not performed in an office setting but rather an outpatient surgical facility and typically generated three types of insurance claims — for professional fees, facility fees and fees for anesthesia services, according to the indictment.

Beginning in 2008, Chris Liva and others began marketing Shaker Heights Surgical Center and the manipulation under anesthesia procedure to chiropractors in Ohio, typically at restaurants in downtown Cleveland or the Youngstown area. In return for referring patients to Shaker Heights Surgical Center for the manipulation under anesthesia procedure, chiropractors were paid a flat fee of $4,000 per patient referred for a three-day session of procedures. Patients were advised they would not have to pay anything for the procedure, according to the indictment.

The defendants disregarded diagnoses, used false diagnoses, submitted false billing claims, represented that procedures were performed by osteopathic and medical doctors when in reality they were performed by osteopathic doctors and chiropractors, waived patients’ required co-payments and deductibles, and took other steps as part of the criminal conspiracy. This took place between 2007 and 2010, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors are also seeking to seize property derived from the criminal conspiracy, including two properties in Boca Raton, FL., a Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch and 4.18-karat diamond stud earrings, as well as money, according to the indictment.

“This group bilked insurance companies through a series of false claims and diagnoses to get money, diamonds and expensive homes,” said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

“This clinic was established not to help the sick and injured, but for the purpose of stealing insurance money,” said Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland office. “The individuals charged provided patients with a false diagnosis and submitted inflated claims to insurance companies – all in an effort to line their own pockets. The FBI, along with our federal, state, local and private industry partners, is committed to prosecuting these health care fraud schemes.”

“These defendants went to great lengths to try and hide their ill-gotten cash,” said Kathy Enstrom, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Cincinnati Field Office. “The IRS will continue to follow the money trail in criminal conspiracies.”

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael L. Collyer and Christos N. Georgalis following an investigation by the FBI and IRS-CI.

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Private Detective: Boyle Co. Man Charged with Indecent Exposure

Deputies have arrested a Boyle County man accused of exposing himself to his neighbors. LEX 18 wants to warn you that the details of this story are disturbing.

According to officials, Jimmy Holman was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after an incident in his bedroom window.
Investigators say that Holman would masturbate while standing in a window of his home, holding a flashlight to get the attention of neighbors.

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Holman’s arrest warrant shows he did this at least six different days this month. Holman’s wife Rita said it a disturbing ritual she witnessed quite frequently.

“This door would be shut like it is now and he’d stand there and look out,” says Rita. “I couldn’t ever figure it out. He always looked over there at the neighbors.”

A postal worker who delivers mail in the area said she had seen the behavior before.

“He quit for a while and he’d start up again,” said the postal worker who wished to remain off-camera.

Holman’s wife says Jimmy wouldn’t listen to her when she tried to get him to stop. She’s extremely embarrassed about the situation.

Jimmy Holman initially agreed to an on-camera interview, but quickly changed  his mind.

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