Crime ring targeted Spanish-speaking, non-legal immigrants in the San Diego area, who were falsely told their loved ones were in danger unless the victims paid them cash.
Prosecutors claimed Daniel Powell bilked about 50 people across the country out of $4 million in a Ponzi scheme.
The 32-count indictment charges Carpenter, 51, with mail fraud, wire fraud and three counts of making a false statement to a government agent.
Susan Xiao-Ping Su created the fake Tri-Valley University to charge hundreds of foreigners seeking student visas.
A Southern California woman has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of $22 million by billing for unnecessary care.
Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.
Two women are under arrest on fraud charges after they tried to withdraw some money from a bank with a fake debit card.
8 current or former members of the California National Guard have been indicted on federal charges accusing them of fraudulently obtained tens of thousands of dollars in recruiting referral bonuses.
The promoter of last year’s Big Wake Weekend at Folsom Lake has been arrested on fraud charges, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.
A Los Angeles community college student has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding hundreds of alleged victims to pay for tuition, jewelry and hair extensions.
Lynsie Williams, of Redlands, received disability payments from Hawaii for her father, even though he died in 1990.
3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Sen. Roderick Wright be expelled or forced to resign.