Fraud

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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

Lyft Rideshare Service

San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With Lyft

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.

12/09/2014

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Real Estate Investors Indicted For Fraud, Bid Rigging At East Bay Foreclosure Auctions

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder referred to the brokers as “an elite group conspiring together for their own profit.”

12/05/2014

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Burlingame, Hillsborough Fire Chief Accused Of Grand Theft, Fraud

The chief of San Mateo County’s Central County Fire Department is facing charges that he participated in a complicated financial scheme with his wife that led to him fraudulently obtaining nearly $35,000, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

12/03/2014

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