Tag: Fraud

Tax Preparer Sentenced For Stealing $1.2 Million From Clients

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The operator of a Glendale tax preparation business was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Monday, June 12, for stealing more than...

$12 Million Fraud Scheme Targets UC Students

WESTWOOD—A fraud scheme targeting University of California students cost the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) nearly $12 million. The company that created and operated the...

Self-Proclaimed Psychic Arrested For Grand Theft

WOODLAND HILLS—A self-proclaimed psychic and fortune teller was arrested for multiple grand theft charges on Tuesday, January 17. Melissa Lee, 28, was detained by Los Angeles...

Former HBO Employee Sentenced To Prison

STUDIO CITY—On Thursday, January 12, a former HBO employee was sentenced to 30 months in prison and has to pay close to $1 million...

Questions Of Election Fraud In Studio City

STUDIO CITY—The Studio City Neighborhood Council held their elections on April 7, and there is still a debate on who won the two seats of...

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Bikes

MALIBU—On November 1, a man allegedly walked into a bike business to purchase two mountain bikes that later turned out to be stolen with...

Stolen Credit Cards Used At Hotel Carmel

SANTA MONICA—26-year old, Gabriel Ivan Brunet was arrested on October 16 at 3:00a.m, according to Santa Monica Police Department officer, Richard Elias.  The suspect allegedly...

Fraud Prevention Alert

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department is taking action to prevent people from becoming victims of fraud. In a press release to the Canyon News, the...

Kelly Park Arrested In Insurance Fraud Scam

SANTA MONICA—Kelly Park, who was acquitted in 2013 for the murder of college student and aspiring model Juliana Redding, was arrested again on Monday, September...

Doctor Pleads In Prescription Fraud Scheme

SANTA MONICA—Former Santa Monica doctor Daniel Shin, 50, pleaded no contest in court on August 5 to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Under...

Four Accused Of Massive Insurance Fraud

SHERMAN OAKS—On March 12, an attorney, two chiropractors and a paralegal administrator pleaded not guilty to charges in which they are accused of participating...
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