Carrie Teegardin

Carrie Teegardin is on the investigative team. She is a graduate of Duke University and has won numerous national journalism awards. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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$40 million swiped from bank accounts for “bogus discount clubs,” FTC says
 A group of marketers – including some based in Atlanta — swiped more than $40 million from the bank accounts of consumers
            for “discount clubs” that the consumers never agreed to join, the Federal Trade Commission says. The companies got in touch with consumers through websites and telemarketing calls that...

Posted: 15 hours ago

A group of marketers – including some based in Atlanta — swiped more than $40 million from the bank accounts of consumers for “discount clubs” that the consumers never agreed to join, the Federal Trade Commission says. The companies got in touch with consumers through websites and telemarketing calls that...
Atlanta court urges “extreme caution” about new web app that promises to cut traffic fines
 The Atlanta Municipal Court is warning ticketed drivers to exercise “extreme caution” before using a new web-based app that
            promises it can get its customers lower fines on their traffic citations. A new Florida-based company called “TIKD” is advertising a service that claims it can reduce what its customers...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Atlanta Municipal Court is warning ticketed drivers to exercise “extreme caution” before using a new web-based app that promises it can get its customers lower fines on their traffic citations. A new Florida-based company called “TIKD” is advertising a service that claims it can reduce what its customers...
Medical board orders Georgia doctors to get training on opioids
 Every doctor in Georgia is now required to get training on proper prescribing of opioids, under a rule approved Thursday by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman...

Posted: 7 days ago

Every doctor in Georgia is now required to get training on proper prescribing of opioids, under a rule approved Thursday by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman...
Medical board sending Georgia’s doctors to opioid training
 Every doctor in Georgia must get training on proper prescribing of opioids under a rule approved Thursday morning by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman of the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Every doctor in Georgia must get training on proper prescribing of opioids under a rule approved Thursday morning by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman of the...
Georgia doctor’s license suspended in sexual misconduct case
 A Georgia doctor with a history of sexually violating patients has had his license suspended after he was found to be a threat
            to the public. The Georgia Composite Medical Board on Monday suspended the medical license of Dr. Narendra M. Patel after a board-ordered
            assessment at Vanderbilt University determined that...

Posted: 16 days ago

A Georgia doctor with a history of sexually violating patients has had his license suspended after he was found to be a threat to the public. The Georgia Composite Medical Board on Monday suspended the medical license of Dr. Narendra M. Patel after a board-ordered assessment at Vanderbilt University determined that...
The mysteries of auto insurance pricing
 With auto insurance costs spiking, Georgia drivers looking for a better deal may be focused on avoiding accidents and speeding tickets. A clean driving history, after all, is what insurers are looking for – right? These days, not so much. Insurers mine all sorts of personal information that has a huge influence on how much individuals...

Posted: 20 days ago

With auto insurance costs spiking, Georgia drivers looking for a better deal may be focused on avoiding accidents and speeding tickets. A clean driving history, after all, is what insurers are looking for – right? These days, not so much. Insurers mine all sorts of personal information that has a huge influence on how much individuals...
Wells Fargo wrongly charged 570,000 customers for auto insurance
 Wells Fargo admitted Thursday that it had improperly charged 570,000 borrowers for auto insurance they did not need or were
            not told about. The company said it would pay wronged customers $64 million in cash, and make $16 million worth of adjustments
            to accounts. The company said it would begin contacting wronged customers...

Posted: 20 days ago

Wells Fargo admitted Thursday that it had improperly charged 570,000 borrowers for auto insurance they did not need or were not told about. The company said it would pay wronged customers $64 million in cash, and make $16 million worth of adjustments to accounts. The company said it would begin contacting wronged customers...
Illegal fees collected on traffic tickets at Atlanta Municipal Court, lawsuit alleges
 A private probation company working at the Atlanta Municipal Court collected illegal fees from people who were placed on “pay
            only” probation to pay off traffic tickets, according to a new civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed against Sentinel Offender Services, the company that formerly provided private probation...

Posted: 22 days ago

A private probation company working at the Atlanta Municipal Court collected illegal fees from people who were placed on “pay only” probation to pay off traffic tickets, according to a new civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed against Sentinel Offender Services, the company that formerly provided private probation...
Auto insurance: Which Georgia companies hiked your bill the most?
 Georgia 
            led the nation in 2016 for increases in auto insurance rates. But which insurers hit their customers the hardest? The AJC scoured the rate filings at the Georgia insurance commissioner’s office to study how rates have changed and to find
            out which companies were imposing the biggest — and smallest...

Posted: 23 days ago

Georgia led the nation in 2016 for increases in auto insurance rates. But which insurers hit their customers the hardest? The AJC scoured the rate filings at the Georgia insurance commissioner’s office to study how rates have changed and to find out which companies were imposing the biggest — and smallest...
Commissioner silent as car insurance rates soar
 A decade ago, when Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens was a state lawmaker, he backed a bill that would free auto insurers from a rigorous pre-approval process when they wanted to jack up rates. “The information we were given at that time is if you let free-market principles take effect, competition was going to drive rates...

Posted: 25 days ago

A decade ago, when Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens was a state lawmaker, he backed a bill that would free auto insurers from a rigorous pre-approval process when they wanted to jack up rates. “The information we were given at that time is if you let free-market principles take effect, competition was going to drive rates...
AG’s consumer case: When the hot air balloon ride you booked doesn’t happen
 Be careful when you search online for that next big adventure outing — a hot air balloon ride, a sky diving trip or a helicopter
            tour. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr filed an action on Wednesday to stop Marvelay LLC  — a company operating online under
            the names “Spot Reservation” and...

Posted: 29 days ago

Be careful when you search online for that next big adventure outing — a hot air balloon ride, a sky diving trip or a helicopter tour. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr filed an action on Wednesday to stop Marvelay LLC  — a company operating online under the names “Spot Reservation” and...