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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

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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

Authorities say Joel Saldana, 22, was among 13 people arrested in "Operation Three’s Company". (Photo courtesy CA Dept. Of Insurance)

Arrests Made In Alleged ‘Phantom Collision’ Insurance Fraud Ring

Authorities say “Operation Three’s Company” targeted suspects who allegedly orchestrated 16 claims involving multiple insurance companies.

06/25/2014

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LA Doctor Charged With $33 Million Medicare Fraud

Dr. Robert A. Glazer, 67, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He was arrested May 13 and is free on bond, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

06/03/2014

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