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Richard's booking photo. (Credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office)

Big Wake Weekend Promoter Arrested On Fraud Charges

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.


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California Student Arrested In Fraud Scheme

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.


Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

California Woman Gets 21 Months For Collecting Dead Father’s Payments

Lynsie Williams, of Redlands, received disability payments from Hawaii for her father, even though he died in 1990.


3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Roderick Wright be ousted from the state senate. (Getty Images)

GOP Lawmakers Say Convicted Senator Should Resign

3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Sen. Roderick Wright be expelled or forced to resign.


A disabled parking placard hangs from the rearview mirror of a car in a Safeway parking lot on July 20, 2011 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. DMV Tickets Hundreds In Statewide Fraudulent Parking Placard Sweep

The California DMV says it handed out hundreds of tickets Wednesday to people accused of using fraudulent disabled parking placards.


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Social Media Spies Helping Sacramento Crackdown On Fraudulent Worker Comp Claims

Cities are using a new tool in the fight against phony worker’s compensation claims, hiring private eyes to look at what people are posting online.


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State Worker Free Following Fraud Arrest, 2nd Still Behind Bars

A state worker walked out of jail one day after he and another state employee were arrested on allegations of taking bribes.



Helicopter Pilot Fakes His Way Into News Choppers And Hospital Flights

According to court documents, “The investigation revealed on separate occasions that the subject used both the ficticious name of Thomas R. Cuni, and then later his real name of John Dial in order to get hired as a pilot.”


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State Workers Arrested In Fraud, Kickback Investigation

Stephanie Clark, an employee of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Danny Compson, a Caltrans worker, are both facing fraud and corruption charges after an anonymous tip.


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Former Assemblyman Sentenced To One Day In Jail In Fraud Scheme

Former assemblyman Carl E. Washington also was ordered to pay $194,000 in restitution to three financial institutions he defrauded.


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Man Sentenced For Defrauding Caltrans Of $1.9 Million Through Ad Scheme

A Sacramento man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for defrauding Caltrans out of nearly $1.9 million.


Caltrans: Honor System Led To $1.9 Million Swindle

Caltrans: Honor System Led To $1.9 Million Swindle

Investigators say a local man was taking exotic trips, and even bought a home, with ripped-off taxpayer money.