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Alleged Coupon Thief Collared With 600 Newspapers

Alleged Coupon Thief Collared With 600 Newspapers

There’s a new twist to the increasing (or increasingly-reported) trend of stealing newspapers to get at the coupons inside. A case in Ohio appears to have been something of an inside job. 45-year-old Paul Donohew of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia was arrested earlier this week on the other side of the Ohio River in Gallipolis, Ohio. Acting on a tip,[Read More…]

November 9, 2012 Coupons In The News
Coupon Counterfeiter Pleads Guilty

Coupon Counterfeiter Pleads Guilty

One of three women charged in a massive coupon fraud ring has changed her plea to guilty – admitting her role in the multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon operation. 54-year-old Marilyn Johnson pleaded guilty in a Phoenix courtroom today to a reduced charge of counterfeiting, changing her original not guilty plea on charges of counterfeiting, forgery and fraud. Johnson was arrested[Read More…]

November 1, 2012 Coupons In The News
Counterfeiters Spoil Couponing in Alaska

Counterfeiters Spoil Couponing in Alaska

Counterfeit coupons have become so widespread, even the remote reaches of Alaska are not immune. And it only takes a handful of them, to cause some big trouble in a small town. Located about 90 miles from the capital of Juneau, the town of Sitka, Alaska sits on an island that’s only accessible by boat or plane. Sitka has just[Read More…]

September 26, 2012 Coupons In The News
Bed, Bath, Kristen Bell & Beyond

Bed, Bath, Kristen Bell & Beyond

Actress Kristen Bell may be worth millions, but she just can’t pass up a good deal on duvets. Sadly, that could land her in the slammer, and put her favorite store out of business in the process. Ok, so that might be overstating it a little. But during a visit to “Conan” recently (see clip above), Bell confessed to Conan[Read More…]

September 2, 2012 Coupons In The News
“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

In theory, if you collect tens of thousands of coupons and turn them in for cash, you can earn a few bucks (since they’re each technically worth “1/100th of a cent”). But why mess with that when you can turn them all in for face value and rake in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars? And if you’re the[Read More…]

August 11, 2012 Coupons In The News
“How To Make Coupons” – And Get Busted For It

“How To Make Coupons” – And Get Busted For It

You may have been following the recent case of the alleged SavvyShopperSite coupon counterfeiters arrested last month in Phoenix (read: Cops Crack Crooked Coupon Caper), but an earlier coupon counterfeiting case is now coming to a close. And compared to the multi-million-dollar Phoenix case, what this other counterfeit coupon case was lacking in its financial scope, it more than made[Read More…]

August 1, 2012 Coupons In The News
“Not Guilty”, Say Alleged Coupon Counterfeiters

“Not Guilty”, Say Alleged Coupon Counterfeiters

Their coupons are confiscated and their website is no more, but the three Phoenix women accused of operating a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon ring say they’re innocent. Robin Ramirez, Marilyn Johnson and Amiko Fountain all pleaded not guilty Wednesday, in Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court. Johnson and Fountain, whose families claim they didn’t know the coupons they’re accused of helping[Read More…]

July 25, 2012 Coupons In The News
Selling Fake Stuff Doesn’t Make Your Web Host Happy

Selling Fake Stuff Doesn’t Make Your Web Host Happy

If you were thinking of buying a bunch of fake coupons from the SavvyShopperSite, think again! A week after three women were arrested and charged with counterfeiting the coupons sold on the site, it’s been shut down. The site was registered with Go Daddy and hosted by Act Now Domains, both of which state in their terms of service, “You[Read More…]

July 19, 2012 Coupons In The News
Couponers’ Loot Was Like “Drug Cartel-Type of Stuff”

Couponers’ Loot Was Like “Drug Cartel-Type of Stuff”

Because we just can’t get enough about the crooked coupon caper, here’s another update on the case of the alleged counterfeit couponers in Phoenix. Phoenix TV station KPHO spoke with the lead investigator of “Operation Super Coupon”, which resulted in three arrests and the seizure of $40 million in fake coupons. Sgt. David Lake of the Phoenix Police Department told[Read More…]

July 16, 2012 Coupons In The News
“It Was Too Good To Be True, But It Was Working”

“It Was Too Good To Be True, But It Was Working”

Here’s a followup to the case of the alleged coupon counterfeiters in Phoenix: Did everyone who purchased the extremely-suspicious-in-retrospect “free product” coupons offered by the SavvyShopperSite, really believe they were the real deal? Not necessarily, but it seems some customers didn’t want to spoil a good thing by questioning it. Phoenix TV station KTVK spoke with a South Carolina woman[Read More…]

July 13, 2012 Coupons In The News
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