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Power plant refurbishment company executives sentenced for tax evasion

Posted September 20, 2014 by courtesy

A former executive was sentenced yesterday to seven years in state prison for failing to pay taxes on over $180 million in unreported income from their power plant refurbishing business. Richard Engel, 70, pleaded guilty Dec. 16, 2011, to three felony counts of filing false personal tax returns and five felony counts of failing to […]

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Huntington Beach Police arrest Costa Mesa man for real estate fraud

Posted September 9, 2014 by courtesy

The Huntington Beach Police Department Bunco/Forgery Unit working in conjunction with the Orange County District Attorneys’ Office (OCDA) Major Fraud/Real Estate Unit, and the United States Secret Service, arrested Daniel Gallimore in the City of Costa Mesa. This case originated in Huntington Beach and is related to the attempted fraudulent sale of a residential property, […]

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Man to be arraigned for defrauding over 40 victims in loan modification scheme

Posted July 2, 2014 by courtesy

A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for defrauding 42 victims of over $92,000 by operating a fraudulent loan modification company. Duy Khac Nguyen, 34, Garden Grove, is charged with 37 felony counts of grand theft, five felony counts of theft from elder, with a sentencing enhancement for property loss over $65,000. If convicted, […]

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OC Social Services Agency employee charged with fraud

Posted February 27, 2014 by courtesy

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. An employee of the Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA) has been arrested and charged with defrauding the Orange County Social Services Agency of nearly $150,000. Fereshteh Shafiee, 52, Mission Viejo, is charged with one felony count each of misappropriation of public funds and […]

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Long Beach Police seek help in identifying fraud suspect

Posted February 20, 2014 by courtesy

The following information was released by Long Beach Police Department. Long Beach Fraud detectives are seeking the public’s help with identifying a suspect who is responsible for fraudulently withdrawing approximately $47,000 in cash since September 2011 from various automated teller machines throughout the city. The suspect may be involved in an ATM scam, depositing fraudulent […]

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Anaheim food store clerk charged with attempted lottery fraud

Posted February 8, 2014 by courtesy

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A market clerk has been charged with attempting to fraudulently receive a state lottery prize after claiming ownership of a winning ticket taken from an undercover investigator. Muhammad Irfan Khan, 48, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count each of attempted grand theft, computer […]

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Final two defendants convicted in $154 million medial insurance fraud with local connections

Posted January 30, 2014 by courtesy

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. Co-conspirators from our local area are in bold-faced type. A doctor and an attorney, the final two defendants in a 19 co-defendant case, have been convicted for their role in the largest medical fraud prosecution in the nation for recruiting thousands of healthy patients […]

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Anaheim warns of impersonators and fraud attempts

Posted January 4, 2014 by courtesy

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. Anaheim Public Utilities and the City’s Public Works department are alerting residents about the potential for impersonators representing Anaheim employees and contractors working for the City in different scenarios. Individuals impersonating Anaheim employees or City contractors have contacted homeowners indicating that tree maintenance in the […]

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Long Beach man convicted of residential property fraud

Posted December 13, 2013 by courtesy

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for recording false quitclaim deeds on several residential properties as part of an elaborate scheme to possess and rent out properties valued at over $3.5 million. Blair Christopher Hanloh, 50, Long Beach, was […]

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OCSD warns of law enforcement phone scams soliciting money

Posted November 19, 2013 by courtesy

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department advises the public to be aware of phone scams involving subjects pretending to be law enforcement personnel.  Several instances of this type of fraud have been occurring throughout Orange County. On Tuesday, October 29 a male subject, fraudulently identifying […]

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Anaheim man pleads guilty to selling fake coupons on eBay

Posted October 24, 2013 by courtesy

The following information was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. An Orange County man, who pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday morning to trafficking in counterfeit documentation, admitted he produced and sold tens of thousands of phony department store discount coupons on eBay to unsuspecting customers in several states, including California. Boi Quoc Vo, 30, […]

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Survey shows jitters over identity theft

Posted October 21, 2013 by courtesy

The following article and infographic were released by Experian. A new online survey by Harris Interactive, conducted for Experian’s ProtectMyID®, reveals consumers are still at high risk for identity theft, failing to practice even simple safeguards. The survey, fielded to coincide with National Protect Your Identity Week, shows the vast majority of U.S. adults (93 […]

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