CALL FOR ACTION: Are you a criminal?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We all know to check our credit scores at least once a year for errors, but what about your background check? One Fort Myers man learned to do just that the hard..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Beetles infest furniture set

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral couple buys what they think is the perfect dining room furniture set, until they discover it has bugs! When they tried to tell the furniture company..
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Dating online? Beware of crime ring targeting your heart and wallet!

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SOUTHWEST, Fla. - Millions of Americans go online to find their soul mates, but tonight a warning from the FBI: There could be a crime ring targeting your heart and wallet! A local..
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Addicted to technology?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Are you hooked on your cell phone? How many phone numbers can you dial without the help of your "contacts" list? When you look at your friends do you think th..
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Naples woman fights to stop distracted driving

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. - You've heard it before: Texting while driving is worse than driving drunk! A Naples woman who lost her pregnant daughter to a distracted driver wants you to see som..
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Is fresh from the Farmer's Market fresh from the farm?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you like to buy produce from your local farmers market, a WINK News investigation will have you asking questions about your hand picked food. The fruits and v..
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WINK News investigates kids and crime: Is it on the rise?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News investigates recent reports of kids arrested for shocking crimes. They include killing other teens and even their own parents. We wanted to know if tee..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Did you get what your stimulus money paid for?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Broken tiles, broken air conditioning, leaking pipes and missing fixtures; these are just some of the problems one Lehigh Acres homeowner is dealing with. Federa..
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CALL FOR ACTION: EBT cards used thousands of miles from Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation follows your tax dollars and finds they are not always staying in the sunshine state! Needy families in Florida that a..
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CALL FOR ACTION: EBT cards ring up charges in strange places

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Call for Action Chief Investigator Melissa Yeager continues her in-depth investigation into tax payer money that's supposed to help needy families in Florida. S..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK News investigate taxpayers giving more than a million dollars to banks in ATM fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation uncovers more than one million dollars of taxpayer money spent on ATM fees. It's part of an in-depth investigation into how peop..
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WINK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Governor Rick Scott Part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News exclusive: We go to the governor's mansion for a special one-on-one interview with Governor Rick Scott about his first few months in office. He rare..
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WINK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Governor Rick Scott Part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News exclusive: After weeks of calls and requests to talk with him, Governor Rick Scott invited only WINK News to the governor's mansion for a special on..
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Call for Action helps solve local woman's banking nightmare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla-- Call for Action helps a Port Charlotte woman solve a banking nightmare. Amy Machado's lender Bank of America closed an unused line of credit she had on her ho..
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Call for Action helps man with end-of-lease fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla--Call for Action gets results for a Cape Coral man hit with several fees at the end of his rent-to-own contract. Larry Weiss bought a leather sofa set 17 months ago..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bank keeps earnest money

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman signed a contract to buy a foreclosed home but the bank backed out of the deal. The bank also kept her money. That's when she called f..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Who are you hiring?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - People all over Southwest Florida are letting criminals into their homes without even knowing. A WINK NEWS Call for Action investigation uncovers who you're hiri..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK news investigates charity panhandling for donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation looks into a charity panhandling for your support. The Disabled Veterans Foundation says it is staffed by 100% veterans..
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Eliminating staged accident fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

Fort Myers, Fla--Florida insurance companies say they would like lawmakers to make changes to Florida law to crack down on staged accidents. Florida is one of just 12 states requir..
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INVESTIGATION: Staged crashes costing you millions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The number one reason your insurance premiums keep going up: elaborate crime rings trying to make money off what you think is a car accident. Insurance investiga..
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