Call for Action: Former Audubon Cove tenants want answers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Since three fires in a week tore through the Audubon Cove apartments in May, WINK News Call for Action has been on the case.  The South Trail Fire Departme..
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31st arrest made in Lee County School District check scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers police have made another arrest in a major check fraud scheme involving forged paychecks from the Lee County School District.Alyana Deleon was arrest..
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WINK News Investigates Sheriff's Office salaries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - One of the men running to be the top cop in Collier County says the Sheriff's Office is wasting taxpayer money. WINK News was the first to hear of the accusation and..
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Check your trunk: Spare tire may not be there

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - New government regulations could leave you stranded on the side of the road. Imagine getting a flat tire, popping the trunk to find your spare, and instead you f..
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Eight people wanted, 30 arrested in school board check fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News has learned eight more people are wanted for cashing bogus Lee County School District checks. Thirty people are already facing charges after cashing th..
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Don't fall for power bill scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action warning: if you get a phone call from a friend or a stranger telling you that President Obama wants to pay your electric bill, it's n..
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Local man loses $30,000 to secret shopper scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Michael Smith stares at his bank accounts in disbelief. Among his four accounts he and his wife have less than $100 to their name. But even worse are the credit ..
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Call for Action: Protecting your credit card information

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Being at risk for pick pocketing has never been easier. Thieves don't need to steal your wallet, they can just walk right past you.  WINK News Call for Acti..
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Call for Action helps wife of veteran who needs nursing home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The wife of a veteran makes a desperate Call for Action after learning her husband with Alzheimer's disease may have to move out of a state-run VA nursing ho..
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WINK News Investigation: District connections in check scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A WINK News investigation uncovers a link between people arrested for cashing fraudulent checks from the Lee County School District's account and people who work ..
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People selling banners, falsely representing Lee Schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some Southwest Florida businesses say they were scammed out of hundreds of dollars from solicitors misrepresenting themselves as part of the Lee County School Di..
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Firefighters train to spot arson for profit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Fire investigators say arson causes millions of dollars in damage each year and can cost everyone more in insurance premiums. It's one of the hardest crimes to so..
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Insurance you don't need

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovers insurance policies most experts say you just shouldn't buy. Two people who paid for mortgage insurance got in touch with us wh..
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Call for Action helps woman get her refund

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - After a car dealership promised her financing despite her credit, a local woman walked away with a car. But when that financing fells through, she returned the..
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Veterans shocked to learn they're not real Americans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovered veterans shocked to learn they're not really Americans! We started working on this story more than two months ago and d..
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Call for Action helps woman prove she paid her bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NAPLES, Fla. - When a local woman paid her credit card debt in full, but kept getting bills and late fees sent to her house, she turned to Call for Action for help.Last summer, Ohi..
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WINK investigation shows you how to stop text spam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You've probably memorized important phone numbers like 9-1-1 for an emergency and *69 to return a call, but if you have ever received a text message you didn't w..
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Call For Action reunites lost wedding album with its owners

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINK News and Call For Action have solved an emotional four year mystery that had many across the country talking last week. It involves a small, blue wedding album filled with 185..
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Call for Action helps woman get lift fixed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Almost a year after a local woman got an elevator lift installed at her home, it still wasn't working right. But it got fixed quickly after she made a Call..
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WINK investigation uncovers missing school laptops

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's your money and it paid for dozens of laptops and computer hardware that are now missing from the Lee County School District. It poses both a financial probl..
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