An employee at Maurices clothing store was caught making fraudulent refunds to herself. 21-year-old Ashli Caudill admitted to making refunds totaling nearly one-thousand dollars in a written statement to the stores Loss Prevention Division. Caudill says she needed the money for personal bills, but did realize she would get caught one day.
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Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is the earliest ever to be placed under the protection of the Secret Service. Spokesman Eric Zahren says the Department of Homeland Security Secretary authorized the Senators protection after consulting with the congressional advisory committee.
General Motors Corporation reported a 90 percent first-quarter profit drop from one year ago. However, the net profit of $62 million for the January through March period was GMs second straight quarterly profit. The eleven-cents-per share was down from the $1.06 per share price one year ago, a total of $602 million in losses.
Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is hopeful a media shield law will pass this year. He says with Democrats in control of Congress, bipartisan support is widening. Pence and Representative Rick Boucher of Virginia introduced an act yesterday to protect journalists from being forced to reveal confidential sources.
A Muncie man is in trouble with the law again. 54-year-old Randall Sims was arrested yesterday morning during a traffic stop and charged with a DWI. Police say he was too drunk to perform a field sobriety test and was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital. Sims was momentarily famous for an argument taped with former Muncie Reserve officer Erik Estrada during a taping of the reality show Armed and Famous.
A man posing as a police officer stole $130 from a 97-year-old woman. Family members say a man knocked on Wilma Coopers door Tuesday evening and told her he needed to check her money in connection with some robberies in the area. An official report was not filed by Muncie police, due to a lack of information on the suspect.
Antidepressant drug makers, including Eli Lilly, have been ordered to put new warnings on the most widely prescribed anti-depressants in the country. The Food and Drug Administration says labels need to be rewritten to state the use of these drugs lead to suicidal behavior in young adults.
An Indiana University freshman was arrested by police after he was accused of burglarizing 11 dorm rooms and stealing from four cars. IU police say 18-year-old Ryan Mason was found with several stolen wallets Sunday. Mason is also being investigated by the Secret Service because counterfeit money was found in his room by investigators.