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CBS2 Investigative Reporter David Goldstein first  confronted Shamai Salpeter (right) and uncovered the odometer fraud scheme in 2012. (CBS)

Ex-North Hills Car Salesman Gets Prison In Odometer Fraud Scheme

A former San Fernando Valley car salesman was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for rolling back odometers for people who exceeded mileage limits on their leases.

03/16/2015

Christina Lagman told people she had terminal cancer. But it was all a lie. She was sentenced in court Friday. (credit: CBS)

Woman Who Lied About Having Terminal Cancer To Scam Funds Is Sentenced

Lagman even shaved her head to convince donors and gift-givers that she was undergoing chemo.

03/13/2015

Valerie Cortes helped bust a woman pretending to have terminal cancer. (credit: CBS)

Victim Of Woman Who Lied About Having Terminal Cancer Believes Justice Was Done

“Don’t just believe somebody because they say it and they shave their head,” Valerie Cortes said.

02/25/2015

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Rancho Cucamonga Residents Targets Of Scam Artist Pretending To Be Deputy

Authorities are asking Rancho Cucamonga residents to be aware of a scam artist who is pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy.

02/21/2015

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Ventura Podiatrist Arrested For Alleged Prescription Fraud

A 60-year-old podiatrist was in custody Saturday for alleged prescription fraud.

02/21/2015

Jen Levinson knew she was being scammed by the "DEA" when they asked her for money. (credit: CBS)

Only On 2: Local Woman Gets Threatening Call From DEA But It’s All A Scam

Jen Levinson received a “call” from the DEA telling her that she was facing arrest.

02/20/2015

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2 Men Get Federal Prison Time For Bilking Would-Be Movie Investors Of $21M

Two men were sentenced to federal prison Monday for orchestrating a $21 million movie investment scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims.

02/09/2015

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Police Seek Woman Accused Of Spending $8,000 On Fraudulent Credit Cards In Palmdale

Detectives sought the public’s help Wednesday with identifying a woman accused of applying for fraudulent credit cards and making purchases in Palmdale.

CBS Los Angeles–12/31/2014

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Ex-Californian Gets 10 Years For $13M Fraud

James Eberhart received a 10-year sentence Monday and was ordered to repay more than 800 victims across the country. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud in September.

12/08/2014

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Armenian Power Gang Leader Gets 32 Years In Prison

A reputed leader of a Southern California gang that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars through sophisticated fraud schemes has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison.

11/10/2014

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McDonald’s Customer Arrested In ‘Bogus’ Coffee Burn Photos

Insurance officials say a Southland woman took online images of burn cases to bolster her claim that hot coffee spilled on her hand in a McDonald’s drive-thru.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/10/2014

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Newport Beach Man Gets 7 Years In Prison For Not Paying Taxes On $180M

A Newport Beach man was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $180 million in unreported income from the power plant refurbishing business he shared with his wife.

09/19/2014

Riverside County Sheriff's Department says this man has scammed women on an online dating site. (credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)

Lawyer: Man Accused Of Sexual Assault, Fraud, Scamming Ex-Lovers Is Victim Of ‘Bad Breakups’

The attorney says Andrew Hernandez is simply the victim of angry ex-lovers and jealous ex’s.

07/31/2014

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Former Councilwoman Gets 2 Years In Prison For Bell Corruption Scandal

A former bell city councilwoman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for her role in a scandal that almost bankrupted the city.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/25/2014

3 Indicted In Involvement In $50 Million Healthcare Scheme

A federal grand jury indicted three Southern California residents Wednesday who prosecutors say were involved in a fraudulent health insurance scheme involving more than $50 million worth of unneeded medical procedures.

07/16/2014

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