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On March 30th, 2018

Seventeen Busted in CSLB Sting in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO – California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) investigators conducted an undercover sting in San Diego County during the third week in March and cited 17 people suspected of contracting without a license. “Licensed contractors have taken the steps necessary to be approved by the State of California,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association […]

On March 30th, 2018

DMV Investigators Cite Disabled Parking Placard Abusers in Fresno & North Highlands

SACRAMENTO – Despite a widespread educational campaign and the spotlight on enforcement operations, people continue to fraudulently use disabled parking placards to gain a convenient parking space.  On March 28, 2018, California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) investigators conducted an enforcement operation in downtown Fresno and found 10 out of the 91 people they contacted […]

On March 27th, 2018

Public Adjuster Sentenced to 10 Years for Embezzling from Fire Victims A California Department of Insurance and LA County Sheriff’s Department investigation

LOS ANGELES – On March 26, 2018, an Orange County public adjuster was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for stealing more than $1.2 million from insurance payouts belonging to fire victims. Jose Villa, 62, of San Clemente pleaded no contest to eight felony counts of diverting construction funds.  Villa also admitted to sentencing […]

On March 23rd, 2018

Former Life Insurance Agents Busted for $1.9 Million Scam Allegedly scammed insurers with fraudulent life insurance applications

LOS ANGELES – On March 20, 2018, former life insurance agents Mohammed Kakooza, 44, Margret Birabwa, 35, Michael Chibueze Monday, 43, and Denis Osikol, 36, all from Southern California, were arrested on multiple felony counts for their role in an alleged $1.9 million scam where the suspects submitted fraudulent life insurance applications to score advance […]

On March 23rd, 2018

DCA Investigators Arrest Carmichael Woman for Grand Theft & Embezzlement

SACRAMENTO – On March 15, 2018, investigators from the California  Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Investigation (DOI)  arrested Lee Marie Brown, of Carmichael, on  three felony charges including grand theft, embezzlement by a trustee, and embezzlement or theft from an elder or dependent adult. Brown was investigated after DCA’s Board of Behavioral Sciences […]

On March 21st, 2018

State Investigators Assist in Large-Scale Animal Cruelty Investigation

EUREKA – On March 19, 2018 Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested, Raymond Frank Christie, a local rancher, in a large-scale animal cruelty case in which up to 300 cows were found dead and others were found malnourished and/or in small or insufficient corrals. The arrest was made after local, state and federal investigators served search […]

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