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(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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Credit Card Skimmers Found On Walnut Creek Gas Station Pumps

The Walnut Creek Police Department has recommended drivers who filled up at two gas stations earlier this week keep close tabs on their financial accounts, after skimming devices were found attached to credit card readers at the pumps.

05/17/2013

Former BART Police Officer Anthony Pirone (Los Angeles County Superior Court)

BART Police Officer Fired For Role In Oscar Grant Shooting Accused Of Unemployment Fraud

An ex-Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer fired for escalating a confrontation with passengers that led to the slaying of an unarmed man has been charged with unemployment fraud.

05/03/2013

(CBS)

SF Man Accused Of $1.6M Fraud, Claimed To Be Congo President’s Son

A San Francisco man who claimed to be the son of the president of the Congo has been arrested and charged with fraud for allegedly bilking a Marin County real estate agent and his girlfriend of $1.6 million.

04/26/2013

(CBS)

San Jose Moving Company Accused Of Scamming Hundreds Of Customers

Authorities were looking for the owner of a San Jose moving company, his wife and three others after prosecutors on Monday said hundreds of customers were overcharged and told their furniture and other belongings would be held in storage unless they paid the higher fees.

04/23/2013

(CBS)

Enrollment Scam Robs Contra Costa College Of Financial Aid Money

Once the students picked up their financial aid checks, they managed to either stop enrollment or withdrew from class without the college realizing it, and pocketed nearly $3,000 each.

04/15/2013

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Long Prison Terms Issued To 2 Men In Complex SF Real Estate Scam

Two men convicted of a complicated scam involving San Francisco’s One Rincon Hill luxury residential tower were sentenced on Tuesday long terms in state prison.

03/19/2013

Fred Buenrostro, CalPERS

Former CalPERS CEO, Board Member Charged With Fraud

Federal officials on Monday charged the former head of the nation’s largest pension fund and one of his business associates with falsifying documents and other charges in a long-running influence peddling and bribery investigation.

03/18/2013

Danville Man Accused Of Filing Fake Documents To Stop Home Foreclosure

A former East Bay real estate agent is facing fraud charges after he allegedly tried to fake the final payoff on the mortgage for his Danville home.

02/12/2013

(CBS)

Police Arrest Woman Wanted On Burglary, Fraud, ID Theft Charges In San Carlos

An woman was arrested on multiple charges after a shopper at Best Buy in San Carlos contacted San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies because she was acting suspicious.

02/09/2013

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