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(CBS)

Richmond Man Indicted On Multiple Fraud Charges For Alleged Insurance Scheme

A Richmond man has been indicted on more than 100 charges and several other Contra Costa County residents were arrested this week in connection with an insurance fraud scheme in which fires and car crashes were allegedly set up to file false claims, prosecutors said.

08/16/2013

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Woman Accused Of Credit Card Fraud After Restaurant Mix Up

A woman who dined at a Newark seafood restaurant on her birthday and was handed the wrong credit card by the waitress at the end of her meal was arrested after she took the card and headed to a nearby mall on Sunday evening, police said.

08/12/2013

Amalek Elyassnia, a San Jose real estate agent, is accused of scamming investors out of $500,000. (San Jose Police Department)

Warrant Out For San Jose Real Estate Agent Accused In $500K Scam

An arrest warrant has been issued for a San Jose real estate agent charged with scamming victims in a deal involving a building in Modesto, prosecutors said Friday.

07/13/2013

Yoda (credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Caltrans Contractor Sentenced For Fraud, Will Forfeit Yoda

A printing contractor was sentenced to nine years in prison for defrauding the California Department of Transportation of nearly $1.9 million, part of which he spent on Star Wars memorabilia that included a life-size Yoda.

07/12/2013

Bruce Lee Marshall (U.S. Marshals Service)

Feds Ask Public’s Help In Finding SF Fugitive Wanted For Mail Fraud

Federal authorities Thursday asked for the public’s help in finding a man who scammed a San Francisco educational software company and is wanted for mail fraud charges.

06/21/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-Southbay Supervisor Pleads Not Guilty In Fake Mailer Case

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday pleaded not guilty to allegedly impersonating a political candidate in an unusual hearing in which the judge said he himself might be a potential witness and have to recuse himself.

06/07/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-South Bay Supervisor Now Accused Of Dirty Campaign Trick

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged former Supervisor George Shirakawa with allegedly impersonating a San Jose City Council candidate in 2010 by sending out a fake campaign mailer meant to discredit her.

06/05/2013

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

Real Estate Speculators Plea Guilty To Bid-Rigging Bay Area Foreclosure Auctions

More than four dozen real estate speculators and two companies have been charged with illegally fixing foreclosure auctions in three states by bid-rigging. Several were operating in the Bay Area.

06/01/2013

Samantha Pham (Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office)

Woman Sentenced In ‘Sweetheart Scam’ Of Elderly Campbell Man

A 30-year-old woman was sentenced Friday for swindling a 67-year-old Campbell man who considered her his fiancée out of thousands of dollars, losing his home in the process.

05/31/2013

(CBS)

Prominent Oakland Banker Charged With Swindling Clients For $1.4M

A veteran banker who heads a merchant association in Oakland’s upscale Montclair neighborhood has been charged with swindling at least five clients out of more than $1.4 million.

05/29/2013

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