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Business Owners Lose Millions In Plastic Recycling Scam

It turns out “saving the earth” may be costing local businesses millions of dollars.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/11/2011

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Banks, Retailers Warn Customers After Email Database Hacked

If you’re a customer of banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co., and retailers like Best Buy Co. or Walgreen Co., be on the lookout for a new email scam likely headed your way.


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Owner Of Medical Supply Company Gets 5 Years For Medicare Fraud

The owner of a Southern California medical supply company has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for Medicare fraud in an unneeded electric wheelchair scam.


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10 Indicted In $1.5M Nigerian E-Mail Scam

Ten people have been indicted on federal charges for running a $1.5 million California-based Nigerian e-mail scam targeting mostly elderly people.


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California Sues To Recoup Funds Stolen From LA Black Churches

The state hopes to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars ripped off from local African-American churches.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/01/2011

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State Suing Over $800,000 In Alleged Church Scam

The state is suing four people over an alleged church scam involving a computer-kiosk leasing scheme.


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LA County Jail Inmates Revive Old Phone Scam

Deputies say more inmates are hoping to dupe innocent victims into footing their bill for their phone calls.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2011

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2 Arrested For Allegedly Scamming 93-Year-Old Woman

Two suspects are behind bars Tuesday for allegedly attempting to swindle a 93-year-old woman in Pasadena.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/22/2011

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LA Doctors Among Those Charged In $225M Medicare Bust

Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that snared more suspects than any other in history.


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Los Angeles County Social Worker Faces 10 Years For Tax Scam

A former Los Angeles County social worker has pleaded guilty to filing federal tax returns in the names of 197 people in an effort to snare more than $2 million in refunds.


Woman, 45, Accused Of Scamming At Least 9 Out Of Millions Of Dollars

Officials have announced the arrest of a 45-year-old woman who allegedly scammed at least nine victims, and potentially dozens of others, out of millions of dollars for at least the past year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/02/2011

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‘Tis The Season For Conniving Counterfeiters?

The Secret Service warned Koreatown businesses that counterfeiters are chemically erasing parts of $5 bills and covering them with $20, $50 or $100 denominations.


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OC Man Charged For Targeting Hispanic Victims In Mortgage Fraud

An Anaheim resident is accused of targeting and defrauding Hispanic victims of more than $87,000 in bogus real estate deals.



Police: ‘Grandparent’ Scam Targets Arcadia Residents

Police say criminals will contact elderly people and pretend to be their grandchildren in need of emergency cash.


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Goldstein: 2 Doctors Accused Of Scamming Medicare Using Mentally Ill

Two Southern California doctors are arrested for allegedly bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars. The scheme involved recruiting mentally ill people as patients.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2010