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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) A man accused of bilking more than $3 million from customers in a computer-purchase scheme has agreed to accept liability and negotiate with the state to make restitution. Financing Alternatives founder George Christian's admission of liability came today in Chesapeake Circuit Court in a two-year-old civil case.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A Charlottesville police officer whose unmarked vehicle hit another car as he responded to a bank robbery faces a traffic charge. Authorities say 25-year-old Officer Kyle Boynton was attempting to exit a shopping center when the accident occurred earlier this week.

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) A 71-year-old woman has died after being run over by her own car in the driveway of her home. Fairfax County police say the accident happened early this morning. The woman, Emma A. Cabrera of Annandale, was backing out of her driveway.

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