ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 07, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to coupon fraud introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(NYC) United States government videotape of Brooklyn, New York, store raided in coupon fraud case shown. Similar operations said discovered in major cities throughout US. San Diego, California, fraud ring reported [Anonymous coupon fraud ring MBR. - says newspapers were delivered by newspaper delivery trucks.] Operation of fraud ring detailed. Stores supposedly involved in San Francisco fraud ring shown. [Store owner Hanneh HANNAH - admits participation in coupon fraud.] Joseph Thomas Leva, Oscar Collin and Dennis Kearns said believed leaders of San Francisco fraud ring. Using of mail to send coupons said a federal offense. False coupon for non-existant product Breen detergent said used to detect how much fraud was going on. Results given. Port Au Prince, Haiti, clearinghouse for coupons shown. [US Postal Inspector Richard SCHLUETER - explains why proof of purchase requirements don't work.]
REPORTER: Richard Anderson, Artist: Aggie Whelan
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