911 Spoofing

911 Spoofing calls hit residents of Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Police Department reports call spoofing involving Verizon Wireless cell phone customers who receive calls showing on their caller ID as from 911. Some Verizon users called back to 911 to ask if someone there had called them, which the police department calls “understandable” considering what showed up on their caller IDs, however, the […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Farm Service Agency expands payment options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments, and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps. “Our customers have […]

Prison Sentence

Former Chillicothe school board member receives 10-years in prison for fraud scheme

A prominent northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will spend the next ten years in federal prison for a $142 million grain fraud scheme, after being sentenced Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Morfitt tells Missourinet that Randy Constant was sentenced on Friday to 122 […]

Fraud

Audio: Northwest Missouri businessman to be sentenced Friday for $142 Million grain fraud scheme

A northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will learn his fate today (Friday) when he’s sentenced for a 142-million dollar grain fraud scheme.      Sixty-one-year-old Randy Constant is a prominent businessman in northwest Missouri and is also a former Chillicothe School Board member. Constant pleaded guilty in December in Federal court in […]

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SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]