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Anthony Fregenti, Palm Coast Ponzi Schemer, Is Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

| March 13, 2014

Anthony Fregenti, 42, was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by twenty years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution of $3 million dollars to his victims. The Palm Coast man must pay $100,000 a year once he is released from prison and on probation.

FPL Customers in Flagler Will Again Pay Nuke Surcharge for Plants at Least 10 Years Off

| October 2, 2013

A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month will pay about $5.5 extra a year, but the cost is part of a broader controversy over a law that allows utility companies to charge customers for power-plant construction that hasn’t even begun yet, and may never be completed.

State’s Claim of $40 Million “Potential” Fraud in Early Learning Programs Proves Groundless

| October 1, 2013

A December 2011 report by the state Office of the Auditor General projected that parents with children in school-readiness programs could have used as much as $40 million worth of public-assistance benefits for which they weren’t eligible over a three-year period–a claim that proved wildly inaccurate, but needlessly panicked lawmakers.

She’s Accused of Burglarizing a Sheriff’s Employee’s Home, Then Defrauding the Elderly

| August 29, 2013

After burglarizing the home of a Flagler County Sheriff’s employee in the W Section, Jennie McAfee, a habitual offender, was arrested for defrauding a 79-year-old woman who was convalescing in a nursing home.

FPL and Duke Energy Customers Still Saddled With Costs of Failed or Future Nuke Plants

| August 6, 2013

The Florida Public Service Commission on Monday approved an agreement with Juno Beach-based FPL that will charge residential customers 48 cents per 1,000 kilowatt hours of power for nuclear construction at least 10 years away. The PSC backed an increase of 89 cents for the same amount of power that will be added to monthly bills of Duke Energy customers starting in January 2014, for nuclear plants that’ll never be built.

Thieves Target Elderly Las Palmas Residents in a Rash of Credit Card Fraud and Cash Heists

| August 2, 2013

The four residents at Las Palmas, the independent living facility in Palm Coast’s Town Center. are between 82 and 90 years old, and all had their credit cards or cash stolen, around the same time on July 22, likely by two women working together. Video included.

Attempt to Rein In FPL and Progress Energy’s Ghost Construction Fees Evaporates

| May 2, 2013

The changes in the nuclear cost bill establish a series of benchmarks for a utility seeking to build a nuclear power plant to follow in order to impose pre-construction fees. But the amendment also removed a provision that would have required the companies to refund money if they halted their plans.

Picking on Poorer Parents, Florida Targets Early-Learning “Fraud” That Doesn’t Exist

| February 26, 2013

Allegations of “potential” fraud in Florida’s early learning programs have served as the basis for repeated attempts at a legislative cure – including this year – but are melting away under scrutiny by investigators.

Florida Hospital Flagler Spared Sister Hospitals’ Fraud Lawsuit and Medicare Penalties

| August 13, 2012

Florida Hospital Flagler came out unscathed by readmission penalties Medicare is levying on 2,000 hospitals, including most hospitals in Florida. FAF was also not among seven sister-Adventist hospitals named in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraudulent billing that a federal judge said last week may now go forward.

FPL, Progress Energy, Florida’s Nuclear Fraud

| March 25, 2011

Florida taxpayers and ratepayers are footing the bill of Florida Power & Light’s and Progress Energy’s risk-free, $40-billion plan to build nuclear reactors, a fraud enabled by the Legislature and Congress.

Scammed Into a Lease and Facing Eviction While the Accused Realtor Lives Nearby

| August 5, 2010

A renter faces her fourth foreclosure-driven eviction in a year as local Realtors are struck with what appears to be a rogue Realtor’s rental scam in Palm Coast’s R Section.

Don’t Fall For It: The “Obama Mom” College Grant Scam

| July 24, 2010

Obama mom ads are everywhere. But there’s no such thing as an Obama grant for moms, who are eligible for Pell Grants, student loans and other aid like anybody else.

iPhonies: Chinese Knock-Off Scam Based in Palm Coast

| April 9, 2010

Palm Coast’s Mary Losito was allegedly buying fake $30 iPhones and selling them for $350.

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