Tag: Recycling Fraud

On April 19th, 2017

DOJ Special Agents Set Up 5-Day Recycling Fraud Sting

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Justice (DOJ) special agents assigned to  DOJ’s Recycle Fraud Program worked with two other state agencies to conduct a five-day recycling fraud sting in Blythe that resulted in the arrest of two people. The sting, from March 13-17, 2017, was conducted by DOJ, CalRecycle and the California Department of Food […]

On May 24th, 2016

Two Men Sentenced for Recycling Fraud DOJ Special agents seize beverage containers worth an estimated $92,364 in potential CRV

LOS ANGELES- Two men from the Los Angeles area will spend time behind bars and pay $1.25 million in restitution to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for operating multi-state recycling fraud rings from two public storage facilities in South Gate. "Partnering with Cal Recycle, DOJ special agents can get in, witness […]

On November 5th, 2014

DOJ Agents Arrests Five in Recycling Fraud Case Refunds on Containers Already Redeemed

Talk about a scam that was nothing short of stealing from the State of California!  California Department of Justice (DOJ) special agents have arrested five people from the Modesto-Turlock area and are searching for a sixth suspect in a recycling fraud case in which already-redeemed containers were being redeemed again. "This case involved our DOJ […]

On July 8th, 2014

Two Arrested in Million Dollar Recycling Fraud Scheme Used beverage containers transported from Phoenix to Bakersfield

Two men have been arrested in a recycling fraud scheme following an investigation by California Department of Justice special agents.  Agents uncovered a scam in which  used beverage containers were being transported from Phoenix, Arizona  to a recycling company in Bakersfield  where the containers were fraudulently redeemed for approximately $1 million dollars over a five […]

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