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Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud Charges Involving Sonoma Valley Bank

A North Bay real estate developer, a lawyer and two former bank executives have been indicted in federal court in San Francisco and arrested on charges of loan fraud in a case involving the now-failed Sonoma Valley Bank.

04/10/2014

Recycled aluminum cans are seen at the Norcal Waste recycling facility July 11, 2003 in San Francisco. The most modern recycling facility in the United States opened in March of 2003 and has the ability to sort and bail up to 2,100 tons of recyclables per day using an efficient combination of specialized equipment and hand sorting. Along with paper, plastic and glass, Norcal's newly opened construction materials sorting facility can sort wood, concrete and metal. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Recycling Fraud Leads To Jail Time For Oakland Man, 3 Washington Residents

An Oakland man is headed to jail for recycling fraud, according to CalRecycle, the state department charged with improving conservation through recycling and waste management.

04/08/2014

A San Francisco Muni Bus

SF Muni Driver Charged With Bogus Robbery, Injury Claim

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver was charged with insurance fraud Monday following an investigation into a reported injury she suffered during a bus robbery in 2012, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

04/08/2014

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5 Arrested In Credit Card Fraud Scheme Out Of Rohnert Park Hotel

Five Bay Area residents were arrested Saturday for theft using fraudulent credit cards, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.

04/07/2014

Courtroom

Pair Sentenced For South Bay ‘Low-Ball Estimate’ Moving Company Fraud Scheme

Two men were sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 18 months in prison for a “low-ball estimate” moving company fraud scheme following an investigation dating back to 2003, a U.S. attorney said.

04/03/2014

An exterior view of Tri-Valley University on Boulder Ct. in Pleasanton. (Tri-Valley University)

Head Of Pleasanton ‘Sham University’ Convicted Of Fraud

The president of a defunct online university described by authorities as a sham has been convicted of creating a front for foreign students seeking to establish U.S. immigration status.

03/25/2014

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Elderly South San Francisco Resident Loses $12,000 To Phone Scam

An elderly South San Francisco resident lost more than $12,000 to a telephone scam over the past several months, police reported Tuesday.

03/18/2014

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: 4 Bay Area Travel Agencies Closed, Accused of Selling ‘Worthless’ Tickets

At least 14 customers of a group of Bay Area travel agencies have filed complaints, alleging they were sold worthless plane tickets to China, Hong Kong and other places in Asia.

03/04/2014

Gas pump.

Six Arrested For Skimming Credit Card Numbers From Bay Area Gas Stations

Six people tied to an elaborate identity theft ring suspected of skimming credit card information from gas pumps throughout the Bay Area have been investigated after a two-year investigation.

02/21/2014

laptop, computer, keyboard, generic

San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam

A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

01/15/2014

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