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Millions of customers of Cisco’s three gas stations along the Georgia border with North Florida have been defrauded in a multi-million dollar scheme. Now a federal grand jury has indicted the owner, a Camden County businessman, and his family members.

From 1995 through March 2008, the family is accused of deliberately miscalibrating the fuel pumps giving consumers less fuel than they paid for. Millions of dollars were lost by cheating customers; at least $7 million total said the Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph Newman in announcing the 17-count indictment.

The stations were located along I-95. Besides the one in Camden County, another was a truck stop in St. Marys, and one in Kingsland, Georgia that all catered to traffic between Florida and Georgia. The stations were reported to be very popular and always busy.
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People are losing their homes and desperate for some help refinancing. That’s why many unscrupulous loan scams are surfacing nationwide. Fraud is up 26 percent over a year ago, according to a Mortgage Asset Research Institute (MARI) report, an information services company working with real estate and banks.

And Florida trails only Rhode Island as a center for fraud, which can happen a few ways. Some scam artists may be accessing the public files to find homeowners in distress. Others simply put ads on the internet or in public places to attract business.
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