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San Mateo

$250,000 of fraudulent unemployment claims

Photo: mugshots of 21 people arrested The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of 21 people for unemployment fraud – “$250K in fraudulent State of California Employment Development

Orange

City Planning Commissioner Defrauds Garden Grove Homeowner, Arrested

Photo: Man Jordan Nguyen A member of the City of Garden Grove Planning Commission has been arrested for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars for work he never did and was

Mariposa

She does not have cancer but she has their money

Photo: Kellie Kuhnel Walker She preyed on the goodness of others as she claimed to have cancer in in 2014, allegedly involving the removal of her reproductive organs. But then

Kern

Bakersfield dental assistant arraigned for insurance fraud and theft

In a story related to another SIU post (see CrimeVoice July 14), here is the report of the other Bakersfield dental assistant’s arrest for fraud, according t0 the California Department

Los Angeles

Children’s Stolen Identities Fueled Man’s 3.3 Million-Dollar Scheme

Photo: Turhan Lemont Armstrong LOS ANGELES – A San Fernando Valley man received over 21 years in federal prison for a long-running scheme using children’s stolen identities. U.S. District Judge

Los Angeles

Unlicensed Insurance Agent Accused of Embezzling $500K from Clients

On May 22, 2020, 60-year old Ai Ling Lee, also known as Linda Lee, of Hacienda Heights, was arrested on nine felony counts of grand theft. Lee is the owner

Celebrity News Covid-19

Hollywood producer arrested on federal charges, defrauding coronavirus relief program of millions

Photo: William Sadleir, right Read below the intense and detailed story from Business Insider of a high-placed Hollywood man who apparently went after the easy but illegal buck. The buck stopped with him

Placer

Woman, attending court, arrested along with her driver

Photo: Sean Gray and Kelsey Heard The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people who drove together to court – “On May 13th, 28-year old Kelsey Heard of Rocklin, was

Covid-19

Man tries to defraud VA in overpriced facemask scheme

CBS News tells us about how some people are still trying to take financial advantage of the coronavirus situation – “A Georgia man was arrested on Friday for trying to

Covid-19

Grandparent scams in the age of Coronavirus

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, an Attorney at the  FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education, published this blog post about protecting your elderly loved ones from fraud – “Grandma: I’m in