Category: CACI

On October 27th, 2021

Chula Vista Couple Sentenced for Fraud Scheme Targeting Pregnant Women California Department of Health Care Services – Investigations Branch initiated this investigation

“This case is an example of the exemplary work done by DHCS investigators to protect government programs designed to help citizens.  This is important work in which fraud is investigated, arrests are made and prosecutions take place, and should serve as an example to those who are using fraudulent schemes involving government programs to line […]

On October 6th, 2021

CACI Directors Meet for Quarterly Board Meeting

SACRAMENTO - On October 4, 2021, the California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting at the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Northern and Southern offices. In attendance were CACI President George Tiongson and Directors Lisa Gunson, Eduardo Martinez, Roberto Camacho, James Potts, Irma Diaz and Mikkel Libarle, as […]

On June 22nd, 2021

Former Stockton Man Sentenced to Prison for Unemployment Benefits Fraud and I-D Theft California EDD’s Investigation Division assisted with this case

SACRAMENTO- On June 22, 2021, Robert Joseph Maher, 42, formerly of Stockton, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, between November 2010 and February 2018, Maher participated in a scheme to defraud the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) by […]

On June 7th, 2021

BCC and CDFW Assist Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office with Operation Green Day Major week-long joint illegal marijuana eradication operation

STANISLAUS COUNTY  -Between May 31-June 4, 2021 the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of California state law enforcement officers,  targeted outdoor and indoor illicit marijuana grows throughout Stanislaus  County, eradicating plants, seizing firearms and cash,  and arresting dozens of people. The operation resulted in: The eradication of 74,088 marijuana plants, 39,883 of which […]

On June 2nd, 2021

Encino Construction Company Owner Charged in $25 million Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES— On May 28, 2021, Nissim Vaknin, 49, of Encino, was arraigned for felony insurance fraud after an investigation by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) revealed he allegedly underreported employee payroll by more than $70 million in order to fraudulently reduce his business’ premium for workers’ compensation insurance by more than $25 million. […]

On May 26th, 2021

California BCC Enforcement Unit Busts Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensary in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -On May 25, 2021, investigators from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant on an unlicensed dispensary known as Whittier Daily Greens. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of cannabis and cannabis products worth nearly […]

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