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5 Ways to Combat Fraud During the Holidays
Business

5 Ways to Combat Fraud During the Holidays

As we head into the holiday season, you’ve probably had enough stress in 2020. But wait —yet another wrench has been thrown in this challenging year. Fraud has spiked during the pandemic, with criminals upping their game as consumers swing into holiday shopping mode. Read on for five powerful fraud-fighting tips to help you break…

Pasadena Police Arrest ‘Tire Toe’ Thief for Defrauding Elderly Victims
Crime

Pasadena Police Arrest ‘Tire Toe’ Thief for Defrauding Elderly Victims

Pasadena Police Financial Crime Detectives arrested 57-year-old Richard Solis for elder abuse and financial crimes on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at about 7:45 p.m. in the city of Arcadia. Detective Victor Cass had been working a months-long investigation into the suspect’s unique fraud scheme targeting elderly victims in Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Arcadia. Cass dubbed…

Social Media Has Found a New Demographic – Senior Citizens
News

Social Media Has Found a New Demographic – Senior Citizens

By Terry Miller We’ve all seen millennials glued to their smart phones as they’re driving, crossing the street or even on a date. Yes, the smartphone has indeed changed young peoples’ lives. However, the young have now been outnumbered by their parents and grandparents, especially when it comes to Facebook use. According to the well-respected…

Pasadena Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Four Years Prison
News

Pasadena Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Four Years Prison

A Southern California pharmacy owner was sentenced Monday to 48 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than $1.5 million in fraudulent claims for prescription drugs. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna of the Central District of California,…

Federal Court Shuts Down Pasadena-Based Tax Preparer
Crime

Federal Court Shuts Down Pasadena-Based Tax Preparer

Her fraudulent returns cost the IRS millions of dollars A federal court has issued an order that permanently bars a tax return preparer who operated offices in Pasadena – as well as other cities in California, Colorado and Kansas – from preparing federal income tax returns, U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna announced last week. Maria Del…

Pasadena Pharmacists Indicted in Million Dollar Fraudulent Bills Case
Crime

Pasadena Pharmacists Indicted in Million Dollar Fraudulent Bills Case

In another massive law enforcement action targeting health care fraud, federal authorities announced recently criminal cases naming a total of 33 defendants – including doctors, pharmacists and an attorney – who have been charged in a wide-range of schemes that collectively attempted to bilk public and private insurance programs out of more than $660 million….

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