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.
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.
In part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.
Two medical equipment supply company owners and an associate have been convicted in federal court in San Francisco of conspiring in a $1.6 million Medicare fraud concerning power wheelchairs.
A San Francisco woman was arrested an airport car rental facility with a fake drivers license, altered personal checks, credit cards, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
The owner of a Chinese buffet in Oakland has been charged in Alameda County Superior Court with 16 labor violations, including failing to pay minimum wages to his workers and committing payroll tax and workers’ compensation fraud.
Petaluma police are warning residents about a telephone fraud operation that claims people owe money on their PG&E accounts.
The Family Online Safety Institute Conference wrapped up on Thursday in Washington, D.C. with one of the more unique panels focusing on teen identity theft, fraud and security.
Police are attempting to locate two men who scammed an elderly woman out of about $4,000 in cash and jewelry on Thursday by claiming they needed help to claim a winning lottery ticket.
A San Jose woman who served a prison sentence from a 2004 grand theft conviction has been sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court to another term for defrauding victims of $124,000.