Articles Tagged With ‘Fraud’




Fake CAPSLO check fraud scheme

A car decal scheme using fake California Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo checks has made its way across the country. [Tribune] People responding to an online ad offering monthly checks of $300 to $400 for placing a CAPSLO logo... (Continue reading)

Wine counterfeiter facing 11 years in prison

A California seller of vintage wines is facing 11 years in prison after he was convicted of making as much as $20 million selling bogus bottles of wine. [CBS] Rudy Kurniawan, who was convicted of wire and mail fraud in... (Continue reading)

Former SLO broker charged with federal bank fraud

A former San Luis Obispo real estate broker is facing federal prison time for illegally flipping houses that he purchased in short sales. Timothy William Barnes, 37, pleaded guilty Monday to committing bank fraud. Barnes, a San Francisco resident, owned... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles restaurant owner charged with defrauding elderly woman

The owner of Robert’s Restaurant and Wine Bar in Paso Robles is accused of stealing a 17-acre Templeton property from a 99-year-old woman. [KSBY] Restaurant owner Robert Clouston was arraigned in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Thursday on felony fraud... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced to 11 years for fraud

A Nipomo man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in federal prison for a fraud scheme that caused more than $46 million in losses to several victims, including his in-laws, a friend and five banks. John Mark Moore, 51, operated... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles lenders arrested on multiple fraud charges

By KAREN VELIE Heritage Lending principals Candy Wells and her husband Ronald Wells were arrested Tuesday on seven felony charges. The court has set their bail at $2.5 million each. Prosecutors from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man pleads guilty to loan fraud

A Grover Beach man and his brother pled guilty last week to committing loan fraud to fund their music business and a singer in a rock bands lavish life style. Jason Salazar, 28, of Grover Beach and Matt Salazar, 29,... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man imprisoned for mortgage fraud

A Santa Margarita man and two Santa Maria men who participated in a complex mortgage fraud scheme were sentenced last week to federal prison terms and ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution to various lenders that suffered losses as... (Continue reading)

California pastor pleads guilty to $11 million in medicare fraud

A Southern California pastor pleaded guilty Monday to participating in a Medicare fraud scheme that totaled more than $11 million. Chargles Agbu, 58, admitted to owning and operating a Carson medical equipment supply company that billed Medicare for expensive devices,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man accused of embezzling $50 million

By KAREN VELIE A Nipomo business owner is accused of forging numerous loan documents as part of a more than $50 million fraud scheme he allegedly implemented against three local banks, business associates and several members of his family, sources... (Continue reading)