Vacaville Police: Elderly Man Out $40,000, Forced To Sell Car In Social Security ScamPolice in Vacaville issued a warning to seniors after they said an elderly man lost tens of thousands of dollars from scammers claiming to be from Social Security.
Trump Organization, CFO Charged with 15 Counts in Alleged Fraud SchemeLawyers for the Trump Organization and one of its top executives pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges in a lower Manhattan courtroom on Thursday.
Californians Warned About Scams Involving COVID Vaccine Incentive ProgramsThe state Department of Health is asking Californians to be on the lookout -- and to report -- any incidents of potential fraud involving scammers trying to take advantage of the state's recently announced COVID-19 vaccination incentive programs.
AG Ron Bonta Charges 15 In $5 Million Ponzi Scheme That Targeted Elderly FilipinosCalifornia's attorney general on Friday charged 15 people with conspiring to defraud mostly elderly victims of Filipino descent out of a combined $5 million.
Twin Brothers Plead Guilty To Pandemic Loan Fraud In North BayTwo 66-year-old brothers pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to making false statements to a financial institution in separate schemes to defraud the federal government of more than $2 million in pandemic relief funds.
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.