San Mateo County Inmate Pleads No Contest To COVID-19 EDD Assistance Fraud ChargesA state prison inmate suspected of involvement in a COVID-19 unemployment assistance fraud ring among inmates pleaded no contest on Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, San Mateo County prosecutors said.
Elizabeth Holmes May Claim 'Mental Disease' in Theranos Criminal CaseElizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of Theranos, may seek a "mental disease" defense in her criminal fraud trial, according to a new court document.
Former EDD Director Suggests Fraud Behind 'Ridiculously Outsized' Unemployment ClaimsConcerns are growing of possible fraud in California’s unemployment system after a suspicious number of claims involving independent contractors.
Stolen Credit Card Suspects With Purple Dog Sought In Daly CityPolice in Daly City were seeking the public's help in finding two suspects who used a stolen credit card at a Home Depot in Daly City last month with a dog that had purple-dyed fur.
San Mateo County Inmates Accused Of $150K COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance FraudMore than 20 people, including multiple state and local inmates, are accused of netting more than $150,000 in fraudulent COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic unemployment insurance.
Bay Area Woman Targeted in Nationwide Scam Involving Seeds Mailed From ChinaA Bay Area woman said Thursday she has become a victim of the new "brushing scam," involving mysterious packets of seeds sent from China.
Point Richmond Construction Company Pleads No Contest to FraudThe owner of a Point Richmond construction company pleaded no contest this week to six counts of felony workers' compensation and payroll tax fraud, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.
KPIX Investigation Reveals Paycheck Protection Program Is Vulnerable To FraudThe national Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has loaned half a trillion dollars to thousands of small businesses and some bigger ones since the start of the pandemic. There’s still more than $1 billion left to hand out. So what does it take to qualify? It turns out, for some applicants, not much.
Former Livermore Little League Board President Denise Arante Accused Of Embezzling From OrganizationThe former president of the Livermore Little League board of directors has been arrested and charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the youth organization.
Loughlin, Giannulli Plead Guilty In College Admission Scandal; Will Serve Prison SentencesActress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the college admissions bribery case and serve time in prison.
College Admissions Scandal: Elizabeth Henriquez Of Atherton Sentenced To 7 Months In PrisonA Bay Area woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit.
Antioch Woman Accused Of Fraud For Allegedly Staging Slips And FallsThe Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office on Monday announced charges against an Antioch woman who allegedly staged multiple slips and falls.
San Rafael Biotech Firm's Former CEO Convicted Of Fraud, Money LaunderingThe former chief executive officer of a medical device company in San Rafael has been convicted in federal court in San Francisco on wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with a scheme to defraud his company.
11 Arrested In California Multi-State Recycling SchemeAuthorities have arrested 11 suspects they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled empty cans and bottles into California.
Federal Grand Jury In San Francisco Indicts Man In $15M Ponzi SchemeA 55-year-old Indio man was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges related to a $15 million Ponzi scheme involving about 50 victims.