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Resource ID: #16254
Subject: Fraud
Source: WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
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Date: May 24; Aug. 2; Nov. 8, 1999

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WFLA-TV reports "that a company that promotes itself as a leader in the pest control industry defrauded its termite customers. Target 8 discovered Orkin falsified home inspection tickets, failed to provide termite treatment that homeowners paid for, leaving the homes of customers susceptible to termite invasion and damage. In subsequent stories we revealed Orkin manipulated bids on a public works project in Clearwater and that the company cheated taxpayers when it used only a fraction of the gas necessary (for treatment) in Hillsborough County public schools...."

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