Menlo Park Parent Pleads Guilty In College Admissions ScandalA Menlo Park father pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston Wednesday to a charge of fraud conspiracy in a college admissions cheating scandal.
Pittsburg Realtor Charged With Felonies For Role In Alleged Investment Fraud SchemeA Pittsburg realtor has been charged with felonies for her role in an alleged investment fraud scheme, and investigators believe there may be additional victims who have yet to come forward.
Student Election Online Voting Fraud Rocks Berkeley High SchoolThe first online election for student government at Berkeley High School has became a lesson in more than democracy.
Scam Ads Promoting Fake Tax Breaks For Solar Energy Prosper On FacebookUsers only needed to enter their addresses, email, utility information and phone number to find out more. Those incentives don't exist.
Los Gatos Medical Clinic Suspected Of Insurance FraudA Monte Sereno couple has been charged with filing false insurance claims through an urgent care clinic they operate in Los Gatos, prosecutors said.
$3 Million Dollar Chinese Poster Art Donated To Oakland School Was FakeWhen the Pacific Boys Choir Academy acquired four pieces of rare Chinese poster art, they thought their financial woes were in the past. However, when it came time for auction, they had a shocking discovery.
Woman Poses As Walgreens Pharmacist For Years, Hands Out 750K PrescriptionsA Bay Area woman is accused of posing as a pharmacist and handling nearly a million prescriptions before she was caught, the California Board of Pharmacy confirmed Wednesday.
Card Skimmers Discovered At Santa Cruz Gas StationThe Santa Cruz Police Department is warning residents about credit card skimming devices recently found at area gas pumps.
Actor Accused Of Defrauding Redwood City Woman Out Of Her HomeA 37-year-old actor from Southern California has been charged with multiple felonies for defrauding a Redwood City homeowner who had defaulted on her property taxes last year.
Women Accused Of Swindling $180K In Blessing Scams Arrested On Way To ChinaPolice arrested two women last week as they were allegedly trying to flee to China after extorting members of San Francisco’s Chinese community in blessing scams, police said Monday.
Santa Clara Sheriff's Lt. Arrested In Las Vegas For Alleged Worker's Comp FraudA Santa Clara County sheriff's lieutenant was arrested on Wednesday in Las Vegas for allegedly faking the extent of an injury and receiving workers' compensation.
Sonoma Man Accused Of Defrauding People Paying Back Student LoansThe owner of a financial services enterprise has been arrested and charged in federal court in San Francisco with fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to steal millions of dollars from people trying to repay student loans.
SF City Attorney: Couple Rented Out Affordable Unit While Living In $2.8M HomeSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit against a couple, accusing them of illegally taking advantage of the city's affordable housing program.
San Mateo Sheriff Warns Of Scam Involving Text Alert SystemSan Mateo County sheriff’s officials are warning residences of a scam involving text messages claiming to be associated with the county’s SMC Alert emergency notification system.
4 Former Genentech Workers Accused Of Stealing Company SecretsA former senior scientist at Genentech Inc. and three former colleagues have been indicted on charges of stealing trade secrets from the biotechnology company to give to a rival firm in Taiwan.