The Georgia Lottery tells the Fox 5 I-Team it's launching a full-scale effort to crack down on so-called "shadow winners. More>>
FOX 5 has an extended clip of the dramatic shootout at the Forsyth County Courthouse in June.
Many of us pride ourselves on our ability to buy things only on sale so that we can save money, but careful you might be fooling yourself. Take this observation from Kit Yarrow an expert in marketing and psychology: More>>
The FOX 5 I-Team has new information in the scandal that's rocking the Atlanta Hawks. We have the letter that sparked an internal investigation that ultimately lead to Hawks owner Bruce Levenson announcing he would sell his shares of the team. More>>
What could your budget have in common with a pro athlete's budget? More than you think, said Jason Pace a financial planner to the pros. "It's not about what you make, it's about what you save.
Meet a young woman who thought she did everything right when booking a trip online. But, nope. In no time, she was out a lot of money. She used an online service that is really growing in popularity. It's called AIRBNB.
A defiant Attorney General Sam Olens says the judge who sanctioned his office for failing to turn over evidence during a whistleblower lawsuit got it wrong.
It's official. It's football season. And just like every year, pregame the parking lot is a party. But, just like any good party, costs can get out of hand if you don't watch it. More>>
A judge has sided with attorneys for the former head of the Georgia ethics commission who claimed the attorney general's office and the commission's current director failed to turn over key documents in her lawsuit against the state. More>>
The state is now looking into a defunct hospice provider originally investigated by the Fox 5 I-Team. More>>
We already know about some of the fees our banks charge -- the monthly fee, the overdraft charge, out-of-network and minimum balance fees. That's standard stuff. But did you know that the average checking account has 30 fees attached? More>>
A federal jury in Atlanta returned a guilty verdict on all 34 counts against a ?controversial Hindu preacher?. More>>
A kidney transplant patient says it was at a star-studded fundraising event that he was awarded a grant to help him with mounting medical bills. But, behind the glitz and glamor are serious questions about how this charity manages its money. More>>
Everybody is entitled to a once-a-year free credit report. But, it's always been a little confusing because if you wanted your credit score that goes with it then you had to pay. There are options out there.
The man who claims to have thousands of Hindu followers around the world took the witness stand in his federal money laundering trial and broke down in tears. More>>
Prosecutors considered him their key witness, a longtime Gwinnett developer given immunity to spill what he knew about corruption inside county government. David Jenkins testified before a Gwinnett grand jury in 2010. He also met multiple times with prosecutors. Those interviews were videotaped. Four years later, prosecutors agreed to a no contest plea bargain with former commissioner Kevin Kenerly on one count of bribery. He will serve 10 years on probation and pay a $10,000 fine.
Oh, that awful feeling when you think your credit or debit card is safely tucked into your wallet, but it's still shopping. Somebody, somewhere has got your card number and is using it. What if you could turn off that card?
It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley. More>>
Here's the sure fire way to stay on budget at the grocery store: Plan your menu in advance, make a list then stick to it. So how is it that you're still spending more than you should and ending up with less than you need? Because too many of us shop at the wrong time. More>>
A credit card balance can easily get out of control. You can chip away at that debt by transferring the balance to a lower interest card. But, before you jump on that great offer, hit 'pause'. It's not for everyone. More>>
There is more controversy involving the State Ethics Director and the Attorney General's office. The Georgia Attorney General says his office will not represent ethics director, Holly LaBerge, because of a serious conflict.
The Hindu leader with the super hero name felt the wrath of a tiny Indian woman in federal court. More>>
Weeks after authorities charged a caregiver with stealing thousands from an elderly couple's bank account, the victims' family was told the bank would not reimburse them. The reason? The couple didn't discover the crime quick enough. More>>
A travel agent now better known for canceling trips than making vacation memories has a warrant out for his arrest. And this is where our viewers come in. DeKalb County police need your help to bring in Lee Benton. More>>
The average student out of college carries $29,000 in debt, according to the latest stats. If it's your first year out of school, figuring out how to pay it off is your first test. Your goal is student loan debt consolidation. Here's a look at how to roll those scattered loans into one, manageable, low interest loan. More>>
iPhones are expensive, but you can buy a used one. It's a lot cheaper, but it's riskier buying from a stranger. You wonder: Does it work? Was it stolen? This is where a kill switch of sorts comes in. More>>
Former Gwinnett commissioner Kevin Kenerly pleaded no contest to one count of bribery in a case that closes the door on an ugly chapter of Gwinnett County politics. More>>
Kids are just getting back to school, but it's time to think about Christmas. Yes, Christmas in August. It's not too early if you want to avoid two things: that December panic about where the money is going to come from and about avoiding the shopping time crunch.
A local travel agency owner, who's been ordered by the Attorney General's office to clean up his act, is facing the same complaints again. First, there were Girl Scouts then church ladies and now a family planning a cruise says its out $21,000. More>>
A second young woman filed a Henry County police complaint accusing former gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry of some bizarre behavior. More>>
A twice-failed candidate for Georgia governor found himself face-to-face with a mother furious over what he was trying to do this month with her teenage daughter. More>>
A former TV anchorwoman says she was hired by the Georgia National Guard's top commander to correct mistakes exposed by the FOX 5 I-team. More>>
The notion of 'Keeping up with the Jones' is not new, but there is a new pressure coming at you. Peer pressure - whether you're 13 or 33 - is a powerful thing. Now throw in social media and you have what an Atlanta counselor calls 'Keeping up with the Jones' on steroids. And if you're not careful that can get costly. More>>
Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be. More>>
There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements. More>>
More controversy involving the State Ethics Commission. In a letter, obtained exclusively by the Fox 5 I-Team, former Ethics director Stacey Kalberman's plans to seek sanctions against the state Attorney General's office. More>>
The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.
The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.More>>
The Georgia State Professor of Law and Ethics says Georgia citizens are facing a crisis of public confidence due to the unfolding drama at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. More>>
You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
Another child has been seriously injured in a residential elevator accident. This is a warning for any family renting a beach house.
The Governor sat down with Senior Fox 5 I-Team Reporter Dale Russell for his first television interview following allegations of strong-arming by a member of his staff. More>>
Six years after the I-Team first raised questions about Dr. Nathaniel Johnson's medical practices, the noted OB/GYN and cosmetic surgeon pled guilty to Medicaid Fraud and aiding the unlicensed practice of medicine. More>>
Saving money should be a no-brainer. We know it's the right thing to do, but it can be really challenging for a lot of us. What if you were tricked into savings? More>>
The woman at the center of the controversial Governor Deal campaign finance investigation is fighting back.
The woman at the center of the controversial Governor Deal campaign finance investigation is fighting back.More>>
When you put a credit freeze on your credit report what exactly are you doing? For the most part, it blocks access to your personal financial information, but there are exceptions. More>>
Of all the questions that have surfaced in the death of Cooper Harris in his father's hot car, the biggest is the most simple: how could Ross Harris not notice his son in the back seat?
The I-Team’s Emmy Award winning in-depth investigation into residential elevators and the dangers they pose to children keeps growing. More>>
A Lamar County woman claims a for-profit hospice company took advantage of her dying husband, pocketing thousands of Medicare dollars without ever showing up to help. More>>
Millions of GM car owners are filling dealerships to have a faulty ignition switch replaced, but there are long wait times for appointments. While you wait, the weeks, sometimes months for your turn, did you know that you can get a free rental car? More>>
A Fox 5 I-Team investigation into a troubled organic farm has caused a stir among longtime farm-to-table growers. A farm that admits it broke its promises to popular restaurants all over metro Atlanta. More>>
A private school in Snellville keeps getting a failing grade in one important subject: paying its teachers.But how is that possible when Integrity Christian Academy collected a big chunk of tax money? The bigger question: where did it go? More>>
For a few years now, big name sponsors like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, as well as stars like Dionne Warwick, have donated time and money to a big, splashy, annual fundraising event. But, when you get past the lights and cameras, you're left to ask: Where is that money going? More>>
The battle over Atlanta Municipal Court judge's 4 day work week has taken a new twist.
The FDA recalls products either because they're considered defective or potentially harmful, but it's information. If you want to keep track of FDA recalls, check out Flickr.
The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation stemming from an investigation into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal. More>>
The beginning of summer often means the start of summer fitness workouts. But how about a twist this year with a financial fitness challenge? Here's a four-week plan to trim your expenses but fatten your savings.WEEK ONE: Set goals and put them in a timeframe.
A national auto lender faces millions of dollars in fines. And, there could be many people from Georgia affected and possibly due refunds. The FTC charges that a company out of California called Consumer Portfolio Services used "illegal tactics" when selling and collecting on loans. More>>
Members of a Snellville church discovered a secret about the pastor they recently hired, an ex-con still on probation for stealing $23,000 from another church leader in Florida. More>>
The credit reporting bureaus may be heavy handed when dinging your credit over medical debt, according to a new government study. If that's you, then you have company. Let's take a look at how big of a deal unpaid medical bills are in America.
May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day. It's a reminder why it's important to look into the state's "Path2College 529 Plan" for college savings. More>>
Food prices started to climb in February and they are continuing to squeeze wallets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the type of increase we haven't seen since 2011. More>>
We hear all the time about tax breaks handed-out to help build manufacturing plants, bring movies to town, and even construct sports stadiums. But, should developers in one of the hottest real estate markets in Georgia get tax breaks? More>>
There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
Any way to make fresh veggies last longer or to help leftovers keep a few more days is a good thing, right? Storage containers are now made with something that's supposed to help that happen. But before you buy, hit pause. More>>
Since the 2008 market crash money experts over at Oxygen Financial say too many folks started dipping into their 401K to make ends meet. The Atlanta finance group says it's rarely a good idea. More>>
You read and hear a lot about families making more things from scratch either for environmental or health reasons or to just save money. But is it worth?
An Atlanta family claims a luxury kennel confused the medication for their two dogs, leaving one with renal failure that ultimately led to her death. More>>
Keeping up with technology is one thing. Keeping up with what your kids are using is even more challenging. Since they are on the front end of trends let's get you up to speed on some apps that they might be using that you'll want to know about.
They call them - Code Red. Potentially dangerous fires set by inmates inside the Fulton County jail. The I-Team has found what some call an alarming number of jailhouse fires during the past year. Fires that have never been made public until now. More>>
Brand new Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner didn't take long to clear the air and clear the decks. On his second day on the job, Fortner fired office manager Tammie Agan and three others. More>>
Buying apps is so easy. You see something appealing, click on it, and in no time, you own it. Those quick clicks recently left Android users without anything to show for it: an app that didn't work. More>>
It's against the law to pass a school bus loading or unloading children, but an I-Team investigation revealed it's still a very dangerous problem that happens every day.
This is the complete Fox5 I-Team interview with then-Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby that took place July 10, 2012.
A veteran Atlanta Fire Captain told a 911 supervisor not to send the department's elite fire rescue squad to any fires during his shift. Why would he do it? More>>
When you shop for a used car the top of your list is likely getting a good car at a good price. But, the deal is no good if you don't walk away with all of the right paperwork.
For years, crooks have targeted innocent owners hoping to sell their dirt bike on Craigslist. The scam was clever and it's been spreading. One victim shows Fox 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis how he fought back and outwitted the bad guys.
A political newcomer is trying to make a name for himself. Well, a new name. Branson Wright, is running for State House, 39th district. But, an I-team investigation found Branson Wright was born Courtney Wright.
For three years running, Georgia led the nation in bus stop accidents. This meant children were getting hurt or killed by drivers while simply trying to catch a school bus. So, school systems started fitting buses with cameras to catch drivers who don't stop for children loading and unloading. But, is it working? More>>
Trial is set May 12 in Rabun County for a case uncovered by the Fox 5 I-Team that continues to trouble animal lovers across the country. Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby faces 60 counts including theft by taking, theft by deception and racketeering. More>>
With a stroke of the governor's pen, a new law that could help protect your identity now goes into effect. Republican State Senator John Albers says his bill, now law, will prohibit public disclosure of private information in court documents.
There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
Thinking about vacation is a lot of fun. Thinking about what it'll cost you is not so fun. Here are some ideas for cutting costs. More>>
April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit. Let's start with two questions: Do you know how much you spend each month? How much of your check should you save? More>>
Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
We have two warnings coming from the IRS. The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers. More>>
Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
It is a major development in the GBI investigation of long time Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.
The FOX 5 I-Team is going to bat for a woman whose dispute with a personal care home owner has left her bedridden. More>>
A new study reaffirms what financial experts keep saying: Payday loans are simply a bad idea. They trap the already financially vulnerable. In Georgia, payday loans are illegal, but people still get taken. More>>
With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard.
The idea is to take rundown houses in decaying neighborhoods, turn them around with tax dollars and inject new life into a community. More>>
Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or, maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? many of us do but few of us file a complaint. More>>
This tax season the FOX 5 I-Team will have some of your pressing tax questions answered by our go-to tax expert, Bill Nemeth.
A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested. More>>
A Marietta company exposed in a Fox5 I-Team hidden camera investigation last year has been ordered to pay $847,480.
Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
The Fox 5 I-Team has learned one of the four people accused of leading police on a high speed chase last week had just made parole after staying in touch with friends on the outside through Facebook. More>>
If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport. More>>
Desperate family members of Georgia inmates claim an ex-con took their money and dashed their hopes.
We analyzed five years worth of mandatory reporting data. More than 300 real handguns or rifles discovered. Watch our investigation and search the data for yourself. More>>
Georgia inmates use smuggled cell phones to plot crimes on the outside. The Fox5 I-Team gets an exclusive look at how authorities are using technology and boots on the ground to fight back.
Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
A Suwanee company called Parole Advocates says exactly what desperate family members hope to hear: there's a way to help their loved one get out of prison early.
Rabun County prosecutors dropped a bombshell in an animal shelter scandal first uncovered by the Fox5 I-Team. Authorities suggested a possible motive for the former animal shelter director.
We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price. More>>
It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name. But these days, with so much of our business generated on the faceless internet, it's easy for one person's identity to get mixed up with someone else's. More>>
It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem? More>>
With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies. More>>