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Seventeen additional defendants arraigned in San Diego $822,000 organized auto insurance fraud ring

Originally published as an SIU E-Blast – “SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Seventeen additional defendants have been arraigned for their alleged involvement in an organized auto insurance fraud ring where dealers


Alleged disability fraud thwarted by Department of Insurance detectives

Originally published as an SIU E-Blast – “SACRAMENTO, Calif. — John Swank, 58, was arraigned on multiple counts of insurance fraud and grand theft after allegedly claiming to be too

Los Angeles

FBI Announces – Four Face Decades in Jail for Fraudulent Covid-19 Filings

LOS ANGELES – The FBI has revealed results of an extensive government outreach to combat Covid- 19 Pandemic-related fraud. A federal jury is readying to see a judge slap consequences


Former Exeter insurance agent arraigned for allegedly embezzling nearly $30,000  

Originally published as an SIU E-Blast –  “FRESNO, Calif. — Former insurance agent Benjamin Weldon, 45, of Exeter, was arraigned today in Tulare County Superior Court on one felony count


Man with warrant, drugs, fraudulent checks, pipe

Photo: Michael Munoz Originally published as a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release –  “On 06-16-2021 at about 7:45 P.M., a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a male acting suspiciously

San Diego

Navy Solders Bilked by Insurance Fraud – Schemers Sentenced for Underhanded Tricks

SAN DIEGO – San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan and California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that a judge ordered $1 million in restitution in a Navy fraud case. This

Los Angeles

Encino construction company owner arraigned in $25 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme

 Originally published as an SIU E Blast 2021-42 –  “LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Nissim Vaknin, 49, of Encino, was arraigned for felony insurance fraud after an investigation by the California


Son of Bakersfield motel owners sentenced in felony insurance fraud scheme

Originally published as an SIU E-Blast –  “BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kirankumar “Ken” Patel, 53, was sentenced today in Kern County Superior Court after pleading no contest to five felony counts


Placer County Sheriff: Rocklin man arrested on suspicion of fraud, narcotics and weapons charges

Originally published 5-26-21 via Facebook by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office: “On May 22nd at 2 a.m., a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on westbound Interstate 80


Sacramento flooring business owners charged in $3.8 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ryan Black, 45, formerly of Fair Oaks, and Curtis Davis, 53, of Penryn, were both charged with three felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud after allegedly underreporting payroll