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Massachusetts IHOP owner fined $100K for forcing staff to pay when patrons walked out on the check

The owner of an IHOP in West Springfield, Mass., will pay $100,000 to settle charges of abusing labor law, including billing waitstaff for breaks they didn’t take and meals they didn’t eat, and forcing them to pay for the meals of diners who skipped out on the check. Massachusetts Attorney…

Woman arrested for faking brain injury and scamming $480,000 from Boston bombing victims

Police arrested a New York woman on Friday after a Massachusetts fugitive warrant had been issued for her arrest for a nonprofit out of nearly half a million dollars designed to benefit the victims of the April bombing of the Boston Marathon. CNN reported that 26-year-old Audrea Gause was awarded…