A Cumberland County man has been sentenced to fifteen months in prison for wire fraud. Suhail Farooq of Camp Hill was sentenced on June 27th. According to a U.S. attorney, Farooq previously admitted to perpetrating a computer-based fraud scheme that targeted victims across the United States. As part of the scheme, he and others pretended to work for technology companies and contacted victims through computer pop-ups and telephone calls. Farooq induced victims to authorize payments under false pretenses, and utilized remote desktop access applications to initiate unauthorized transactions from the victims’ financial accounts. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The multi-state Cash4Life® Lottery game will now be drawn seven nights a week. The new rule went into effect yesterday. There will be no changes to how the game is played or the chances of winning. The game’s $2 ticket price will not change and the prizes will remain the same with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, and a secondary prize of $1,000 a week for life. Since the Pennsylvania Lottery joined the multi-state Cash4Life® game in April 2015, it has generated more than $100 million in sales, and players have won more than $36.7 million in prizes. Cash4Life® is also played in surrounding states, including New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.
Legislation initially sponsored by State Representative John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) that will maintain local control of medical assistance transportation programs was included in the final version of the Human Services Code bill during this year’s budget process. Hershey says this will help preserve the locally-operated Juniata County Call-Ride Service.
This week’s refuse schedule in the Borough of Lewistown will change due to the Independence Day holiday. The Thursday, July 4th route will be picked up one day earlier on Wednesday, July 3rd. All other days remain the same. Thursday’s recycling customers should hold recycling until the next scheduled day.