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KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental Market

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.

12/19/2013

An elderly man crosses an intersection on his mobility scooter in central Berlin on May 18, 2011. Germany is considering a new tax to soften the impact of a rapidly ageing society, media reported on April 4, 2012, as Europe's top economy becomes greyer and its population slumps amid low birth rates. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trio Convicted In San Francisco Federal Court Of $1.6M Medicare Fraud

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.

12/06/2013

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Woman Arrested At SFO Car Rental Allegedly Had Fake ID, Drugs, Stolen Checks

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.

11/23/2013

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Oakland Chinese Restaurant Owner Charged With Labor Violations

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.

11/20/2013

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Petaluma Police Warn Of Phone Scam Claiming Customers Owe PG&E

Petaluma police are warning residents about a telephone fraud operation that claims people owe money on their PG&E accounts.

11/09/2013

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Larry Magid: Teen Identity Theft Becoming More Prevalent

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.

11/08/2013

(CBS)

Scammers Steal $4K In Cash, Jewelry From Richmond Woman

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.

11/01/2013

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San Jose Woman Posing As Lawyer Convicted Of Grand Theft

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.

10/19/2013

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SF Residents Warned Of People Impersonating Police In Phone Scams

San Francisco police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which people are impersonating police officers and demanding payments for overdue loan debts or traffic tickets.

09/26/2013

(CBS)

Napa Financial Advisor Admits To Fraud, Forging $1.8M In Checks

A financial advisor who formerly worked for Morgan Stanley & Co. and then Wells Fargo Advisors has admitted in federal court in San Francisco to forging an elderly widow’s name to $1.8 million worth of checks, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

09/18/2013

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