Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Consumer Affairs’

Atascadero man arrested for false imprisonment has long criminal history

An Atascadero man arrested for multiple felonies including false imprisonment has a long criminal history of drug abuse, theft and violence. On Tuesday, Atascadero police served an arrest warrant at the home of Eugene Lyle Dempsey Jr., for a probation... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man accused of impersonating a doctor

State investigators charged an Atascadero man with felony fraud for allegedly pretending to be an audiologist. Aaron Marquis, 46, is accused of advertising himself as an audiologist with a Ph.D. His wife, Anja Marquis, 39, who worked as his office... (Continue reading)

Gag orders harder to get in January

Gag orders in legal settlements involving lawsuits against state-licensed professionals will no longer be legal in January. [California Watch] The law will facilitate consumers’ contact with state agencies in cases where further disciplinary of corrective action might be called for.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero businessman allegedly claimed to be a doctor

An Atascadero business owner is under a fraud investigation by the California Department of Consumer Affairs for allegedly claiming to be an audiologist. [KSBY] A search warrant obtained by KSBY says that Aaron Marquis of Advanced Hearing Aid in Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Beauty salon inspector accused of targeting minorities

A state inspector, in charge of examining beauty salons and barber shops in San Luis Obispo County, has been accused of leveling steep fines on local beauticians and disrespecting the salons’ operators. Her behavior has caused some to question her motivation... (Continue reading)