Fraud

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San Mateo Police Nab Pair Scheming To Return Stolen Goods To Stores

Deputies arrested two people on suspicion of conspiracy and fraud Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

08/24/2015

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San Mateo Police Warn Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Officers, Asking For Money

Phone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.

07/22/2015

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33 Charged In $500K Insurance ‘Coffee Break’ Car Crash Scam

Some defendants claimed they spilled coffee on themselves while driving, causing the crash.

07/17/2015

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Dozens Charged In Alleged “Coffee Break” Auto Insurance Fraud Scam

Nearly three dozen people have been charged in what South Bay prosecutors say is a scam involving staged auto accidents and insurance fraud.

07/16/2015

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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

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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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