Bay Area Restaurant Owners, Operators Face Charges on Tax, Labor PracticesThree people have been arraigned in connection to tax evasion and labor law violations at Japanese restaurants in San Jose, Concord and Daly City that they owned and operated.
PG&E Warns Of Scammers After Fake Utility Worker Deceives Foster City Victim Out Of $1,000PG&E is warning of scammers masquerading as utility workers trying to steal financial information from customers, file fraudulent tax returns, and then cash the refunds in their names.
Federal Jury Convicts Former Netflix VP In Pay-To-Play Kickback SchemeA federal jury convicted Netflix’s former vice president of IT Friday for conducting a kickback scheme for years during the mid 2010s.
Roseville Woman Who Used Feinstein's Name, SS# For COVID Fraud Admits Stealing EDD BenefitsA Roseville woman who acknowledged using U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s name and Social Security number to receive $21,000 in pandemic-related assistance pleaded guilty Monday to stealing unemployment benefits.
Lawsuit Alleges Low-Income Homeowners Were Manipulated Into Getting PACE Green Energy LoansAs we previously investigated, a green energy program that targets low-income homeowners continues to leave a trail of financial hardships and foreclosures in its wake. KPIX 5'S Susie Steimle got an exclusive interview with the state agency tasked to oversee the troubled program.
Inmate At Women’s Prison Part of Duo’s $100,000 COVID Fund FraudA California prison inmate, who pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help those who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Salinas Couple Pleads No Contest to Felony Welfare FraudA Salinas couple pleaded no contest to felony welfare fraud Tuesday in Monterey County District Court.
Gut Check Time: Founders of Bankrupt San Francisco Fecal-Test Biotech Firm IndictedTwo Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who founded a biotech company that tested fecal matter are accused of bilking their investors and health insurance providers, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Victims Of EDD Bank Of America Debit Card Fraud Could Be Taxed On Benefits They Never ReceivedMillions of Californians who get their EDD unemployment benefits on Bank of America debit cards have lost thousands of dollars in fraudulent transactions. Now KPIX is learning they could get hit with taxes on income they never received.
PG&E Accuses Ex-Employees Of Taking Bribes To Funnel Business To Camp Fire Cleanup ContractorUtility giant Pacific Gas & Electric accused two of its former employees of accepting bribes to funnel business to a waste-hauling company after the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.
Former State Assemblyman Goggins Sentenced To Prison For Money Laundering SchemeA former state assemblyman was sentenced to over a year in prison and a hefty fine in connection with a money laundering scheme to fund the building of Peet's Coffee shops at San Francisco BART stations, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Playbooks For Scamming California EDD Benefits Easy To Find On Dark WebAt least $11 billion in unemployment benefits so far have gone to criminals instead of to the millions of Californians who desperately need them during COVID-related hardship.
Lawmakers Unveil Reforms To California's Troubled EDD Unemployment Payment ProgramIn the wake of billions of dollars lost to fraud, a group of California lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday designed to overhaul the state's troubled Employee Development Department (EDD) unemployment payment program.
Report Finds Inaction by State Unemployment Department Led to FraudDespite early warnings about an increase in fraudulent jobless claims, California's unemployment agency waited four months before it made any substantive changes to its systems, according to a new audit released Thursday.
California Lawmakers Grill Bank Of America Over Handling Of Massive EDD Bank Card FraudLawmakers are turning up the spotlight on the massive EDD and Bank of America problems relating to unemployment insurance benefits.