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Former DEA Agent Accused As Posing As FBI Agent, Fraud

A former federal drug agent accused of conspiring with a La Quinta man who posed as a lawyer and ex-prosecutor to swindle victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars faces federal fraud charges Friday.

06/12/2015

An Antelope Valley woman and her cohorts are accused of scamming seniors. (credit: CBS)

Antelope Valley Woman Accused Of Scamming Seniors She Told Were Going To Star In Big Movie Remakes

In order to be cast in the remakes, she told the victims she would need their Social Security numbers.

05/29/2015

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SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Parent Company Of ITT Technical Institutes

Federal regulators say executives for a private college system with several campuses here in the Southland allegedly concealed key financial information from investors.

05/12/2015

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Wells Fargo Bank Employees Allegedly Opened Unauthorized Accounts To Meet Quotas

Prosecutors say employees of Wells Fargo allegedly opened unauthorized accounts for customers and then charged them bogus fees.

05/05/2015

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Pasadena Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud Over ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Video

Prosecutors have charged a Pasadena police officer who allegedly lifted a five-gallon bucket of water to take part in a “Ice Bucket Challenge” despite claiming she had a lower-back injury.

05/04/2015

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CBS2 Investigation: Scammers Caught Selling Disabled Parking Placards

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein caught people selling disabled parking placards and making big money without the DMV ever knowing.

04/23/2015

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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