Santa Rosa Ex-Con Arrested For Dozens of Burglary, ID Theft Cases Across StateA convicted felon on probation for burglary, forgery and Identity theft was arrested this week in Santa Rosa on a litany of similar charges, and investigators are seeking additional ID theft victims across the county and the state, police said Friday.
Hayward Police Warn Of Credit Card Skimmers That Are Easily Installed, Hard To DetectShoppers in in Hayward were being warned to pay extra attention at the checkout counter after Hayward police discovered a credit card skimmer that is easy for thieves to install, and very hard to detect.
Feds: Contra Costa Woman Pleads Guilty To ID Theft Scheme Where She Leased Cars, Possessed Bags Of Stolen MailA Contra Costa County woman has pleaded guilty to an identity theft scheme that victimized numerous people throughout Northern California, federal prosecutors said.
San Bruno Police: Man Arrested On Narcotics Charges After Trying To Cash Forged CheckPolice in San Bruno have arrested a man on multiple charges, including narcotics possession, after he tried to allegedly cash a forged check at a store last week.
Cal Students Warned Of Massive Personal Data Breach After Cyberattack Hits Entire UC SystemStaff and students at the University of California at Berkeley and other UC campuses statewide are being advised to take immediate steps to protect their personal information in the wake of a national cyberattack.
Injured Woman In Wheelchair, Man Arrested In San Rafael Mail TheftTwo people were arrested after the theft of a large amount of mail from an apartment complex, with one of the suspects stealing mail while injured and using a wheelchair, authorities said.
Santa Clara Police Arrest 2 Women In $100K Identity Theft Scheme, Over 100 Potential VictimsPolice arrested two people Thursday on suspicion of stealing the identities of more than 100 potential victims.
Central Valley Military Couple Charged In Identity Theft SchemeA Central Valley couple with ties to the United States Navy is facing multiple federal charges in an alleged identity theft scheme.
COVID Vaccines: San Mateo District Attorney Warns Of ScamsThe District Attorney's office in San Mateo County issued a warning to residents Thursday about scammers promising COVID-19 vaccines.
6 South Bay Residents Indicted In Stolen Mail, Identity Theft SchemeSix South Bay residents have been indicted on federal fraud and conspiracy charges for their alleged involvement in a long-running and widespread identity theft scheme, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
AG Xavier Becerra Helps Secure $17.5M Settlement With Home Depot Over Massive Data BreachAttorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday announced a multistate $17.5 million settlement with The Home Depot, six years after a massive data breach impacted tens of millions of customers.
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed CaliforniansSomething very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters.
Mountain View Police Seek ID Theft Suspect Who Stole Nearly $2,000 From Bank AccountPolice in Mountain View are seeking information to help locate an identity theft suspect who stole nearly $2,000 from a Southern California woman's bank account earlier this year.
San Francisco Man Sentenced To Prison For Using Stolen Credit Cards To Fund Lavish VacationsMarcus Felder has been sentenced to 100 months in prison after he was found guilty by a jury of stealing credit cards in order to pay for fancy vacations that included first-class flights and stays at luxury hotels.
Organized Crime Exploits Security Flaws In California EDD Program Locking Out Thousands Of Legitimate ClaimsThe Employment Development Department reopens for business this week. The agency is promising major security changes after a government strike team found rampant inefficiencies and fraud. One big reason for much of the problem is organized crime.