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    “Is our money safe?” Watertown man accused in $10M Ponzi scheme dies amid criminal investigation

    WATERTOWN (WITI) — A small town insurance agent is accused of running a $10 million Ponzi scheme. For the past few weeks, victims in this multi-million dollar scheme wondered if the man who lied to them about their investments was really dying. This week, they found out his health problems were real. It’s a fair bet Bernie Madoff has never set foot on the banks of the Rock River. But a Watertown insurance agent did a pretty good impression. “You would not think […]

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    The skinny on losing weight with the HCG Diet

    GERMANTOWN (WITI) — Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows there’s more than one way to lose weight. But is there a safe way to lose weight, and lose it fast? A woman from West Bend called the FOX6 Investigators and complained she had paid $1,411 to lose weight on the HCG Diet — but instead, she had gained. “I have some special weddings coming up and I wanted to look good for these people I haven’t seen […]

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    Most lawmakers agree “upskirting” is morally wrong, but is it a crime? Bill to close loophole has stalled

    MADISON (WITI) — It may be creepy, but it’s still not clear if upskirting is a crime in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill in January that would make it a felony to take secret pictures or videos under a woman’s skirt. But the bill is now stalled in the Senate. “I just (felt) very uneasy. Like someone was right up against, up against me,” an upskirting victim said. There’s no question Jesse Schmucker got busted trying to sneak perverted pictures […]

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    Condo residents living above Bay View Fitness say noise from gym “is painful”

    BAY VIEW (WITI) — Neighbors of a popular Bay View gym are fit to be tied.  They say noise coming from Bay View Fitness shakes their walls and keeps them up at night. Now, they are contemplating legal action. Marcus Wong and his wife Grace don’t get up in the morning to go to the gym. They get up because of the gym. “You would hear a boom and then you would feel the floor shaking. The walls would shake,” says […]

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    “You’re robbin’ folks blind!” New law cuts police out of private property towing process

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Be extra careful where you park your car!  A new state law makes it much easier for private property owners to have you towed. Tow truck drivers in Wisconsin are not required to be licensed or bonded, meaning just about anyone can tow cars. That includes convicted felons. And now, they can tow your car without even waiting for police to write a ticket. Bob Caldwell was shopping at a Save-A-Lot grocery store at 76th and Mill Road […]

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    “I never expected this to happen:” Campus crime stats may not tell the whole story

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Shopping for the right college comes with all sorts of questions. Can you afford it? Does it offer the classes you want? How’s the nightlife? For parents, there is one more important question. Is the campus safe? The FOX6 Investigators have identified the Wisconsin colleges and universities that report the most crime. But our investigation finds there is something missing from those numbers — something that could change the way you feel about campus safety. One of […]

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    Counselor with history of violence against women keeps state license

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — James Kirsch is what you might call an expert on abuse. He’s a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin. Last year, he started incorporating horse therapy into his practice. “It’s always been my dream to practice on my own but to include horses,” Kirsch told an undercover FOX6 producer. Kirsch’s fiancee operates a horseback riding lesson company called 14 Carrot Stables in New Berlin. On her property, Kirsch runs his owns business, the Wellness Health Ranch. There, his […]

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    Unemployment fraud: State seeks no criminal charges in 99.8% of cases

    PORT WASHINGTON (WITI) — The economy is improving, businesses are expanding and unemployment is the lowest it’s been since 2008. So why are thousands of people with jobs still claiming they’re jobless? It is a common form of fraud, but what’s far less common is jail time for those caught ripping off the unemployment system. A FOX6 investigation finds the state did not seek criminal charges against tens of thousands of people suspected of filing false claims. John Weinrich says that’s […]

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    Milwaukee woman using local church to target people in various financial schemes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — She’s a convicted criminal who has spent time in a California prison for scamming people out of their hard-earned money, and now she’s in Milwaukee. Her local victims contacted FOX6 in an effort to get their money back. They say this “church-going woman” has been targeting people at God’s People Temple of Praise located at 2201 N. 35th Street. Pat Maben, a Milwaukee homeowner, says she had faith her prayers had been answered. “She comes in the name […]

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    West Allis woman fined after stolen license plates zoom through tollways, red lights

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — There’s a lot of paper work. Letter after letter. Ticket after ticket. Each trip to the mailbox more frustrating than the last. And it was what a West Allis woman didn’t do, that started it all. “At the time, I never thought this would have turned into as big of a deal as it is. The sales guy told me he would take care of it,” Ashley Popovich says. Popovich was trading in her car, buying a […]

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    Is ‘upskirting’ legal in Wisconsin? Lawmakers race to close loophole before appeals court decides

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Victims say it’s creepy, it’s weird, it’s disturbing, it’s disgusting, but is “upskirting” against the law? The Wisconsin Court of Appeals will soon decide. And that has state lawmakers scrambling to close a loophole in the law. In June of 2013, Jesse Schmucker got busted trying to sneak pictures under a woman’s skirt at the Grafton Pick ‘n Save. “I just felt very uneasy,” said an upskirting victim, testifying against Schmucker in April 2014. “Like someone was right up […]

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    “Hothead” landlord piles up violations while tenants pay the price

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He is one of Milwaukee’s most prominent inner city landlords — and a FOX6 investigation has found the system that’s supposed to hold him accountable is falling short. FOX6’s investigation has found the king of this rental empire is both elusive and abusive — and some of the city’s poorest residents are paying the price. Many of the people who rent homes or apartments from Elijah Mohammad Rashaed have never met their landlord. When they find their homes infested with […]


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