Articles Tagged With ‘Fraud’




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Check fraud suspects caught in SLO with meth and toddler

Three Fresno residents are accused of using fraudulent checks in San Luis Obispo County that have resulted in local businesses suffering $160,000 in losses, with another $150,000 in losses expected, according to SLOPD. Officers located the suspects in San Luis... (Continue reading)

Suspect allegedly installed card skimmer on Grover Beach ATM

Grover Beach police are looking for a man who installed a card skimming device on an ATM inside the 7-Eleven store on Grand Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard. Card skimmers grab cardholders’ data when they use an ATM, allowing fraudsters... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police officer headed to jail for fraud

A 28-year-old Santa Barbara police officer was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail for workers compensation fraud, according to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley Jacob Finerty pled to four counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud. Following... (Continue reading)

Korean fraudster arrested for bank scam in Morro Bay

Morro Bay police arrested a 60-year-old man for bank fraud earlier this month. The man is suspected of being a member of a Korean gang involved in a string of bank fraud scams. [KSBY] On July 12, Il Kwon Chung,... (Continue reading)

Former CalPERS CEO gets prison time for bribery

The former CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has received a 4.5-year prison sentence. Federico Buenrostro accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and tried to direct investments to an associate, who later committed suicide. [Wall Street Journal]... (Continue reading)

Jury awards nearly $1 million more in suit against Cuesta Title

In addition to awarding about $2 million to former MMA champ Chuck Liddell, a San Luis Obispo jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a pair of brothers, who too claimed Cuesta Title Company helped convicted developer Kelly Gearhart defraud... (Continue reading)

SLO jury awards Chuck Liddell nearly $2 million

A San Luis Obispo jury awarded mixed martial arts champion Chuck Liddell approximately $2 million in his lawsuit against Cuesta Title, the company that worked closely with convicted North County developer Kelly Gearhart. Liddell alleged that Cuesta Title helped Gearhart... (Continue reading)

SLO rental shops ripped off in fake card scheme

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man and his female companion who used fraudulent credits card and fake IDs to steal Honda generators and a pricey bicycle from rental shops last month. On Jan. 27, a man dressed... (Continue reading)

Corrupt ex-CalPERS official commits suicide

A former CalPERS board member facing a corruption trial in federal court committed suicide in January. [LA Times] Alfred Villalobos, 71, killed himself in Reno, his town of residence, city police confirmed. Villalobos was just weeks away from standing trial... (Continue reading)

SLO County DA takes on ex-baseball star

San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have charged former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly with insurance fraud. [KSBY] The district attorney’s office alleges that Lilly, 39, damaged his approximately $200,000 RV but did not file a claim until after he... (Continue reading)



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