Fraud

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Don’t Fall For Mother’s Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your Identity

Roses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother’s Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.

05/09/2015

A cable car passes by Wells Fargo bank branch in San Francisco, California.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Sued, Accused Of Opening Accounts Without Customer Knowledge

A Wells Fargo customer is suing the bank, accusing it of deceiving customers by giving them new accounts and credit cards without their knowledge.

05/05/2015

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San Jose Priest Accused Of Pocketing Thousands From Parishioner Donations

A Catholic priest in San Jose has been charged with fraud and tax evasion for allegedly diverting thousands of dollars in donations from parishioners into his personal bank account during a three-year period.

04/21/2015

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Lodi Man Arrested For Claiming Workers Comp While Allegedly Taking Clients Skydiving

A Lodi man was charged Monday with fraud after he was videotaped taking clients tandem skydiving while collecting workers’ compensation for an injury he claimed had caused him excruciating pain, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

04/15/2015

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Former CEO Of Sunnyvale’s Herguan University Pleads Guilty In Visa Fraud Case

The man who once led Herguan University in the South Bay has pleaded guilty in a visa fraud case that could impact the school’s students, many of whom have come from abroad.

04/10/2015

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Disgraced Former Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Shirakawa Sentenced To Community Service On Fraud Charges

A Superior Court judge sentenced disgraced former Santa Clara County Superivsor George Shirakawa to 45 days community service for sending out a fraudulent campaign mailer in 2010.

04/03/2015

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Facebook Accidentally Blocks Native Americans For Using ‘Fake’ Names

Native Americans say Facebook is locking them out of their accounts because the social media giant thinks their names are fake, according to Colorlines.

02/10/2015

serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

‘Serial Stowaway’ Arrested After Sneaking On Plane, Checking Into Florida Resort Under Another Person’s Name

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida.

02/09/2015

Invoice from Scholastic School Supply. Authorities say the company was fake and accuse Robert Armstrong of operating a scam that defrauded thousands of schools. (CBS)

Bay Area Schools Receive Bogus Bills For Books In Alleged Nationwide Scam

Bay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.

02/06/2015

E. Gary Smith, owner of Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park. (CBS)

Menlo Park Dry Cleaning Business Owner Accused Of Defrauding Customers Out Of $700K

The owner of a Menlo Park dry cleaning business was arrested Wednesday for allegedly defrauding dozens of customers a total of nearly $700,000, police said.

01/14/2015

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