Criminals involved in the Contact Tracing Scam request Social Security numbers, financial information, money, immigration status and other sensitive information not required for authentic contact tracing.
From 2008 through 2010, the hospital doled out more than $30 million in kickbacks for about 1,400 spinal-fusion surgeries, prosecutors said.
The pair provided fraudulent work on more than 700 commercial and residential properties across at least 50 cities in Southern California, authorities said.
The Hawthorne man drove off a wharf with his family in the car in an attempt to cash in on accidental-death insurance policies, prosecutors allege.
A 48-year-old Long Beach woman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $237,000 while working for an ophthalmologist and was immediately sentenced to 330 days in jail.
A Long Beach man was among four defendants sentenced Monday for operating fraudulent Orange County debt relief firms that pocketed money from victims through undisclosed up-front fees.
A Los Angeles woman pleaded guilty Friday for her role in a fraud scheme perpetrated by a Long Beach-based company she worked for that exploited at-risk children and defrauded taxpayers out of more than $45 million in bogus billings.
The owners of a Long Beach-based trucking company have been charged with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly underreporting payroll by $4.7 million over a four-year period, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced last week.
A Long Beach man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a real estate fraud scheme during the Great Recession that caused hundreds of investors to collectively lose about $169 million—including a widow who invested nearly all of her retirement savings.
A 61-year-old Long Beach woman was among 22 people recently charged with defrauding the Social Security Administration out of $2.6 million by illegally receiving cash benefits, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Most of the defendants allegedly took Social Security benefits meant for relatives after they died and failed to alert the agency that the actual beneficiary passed away, a release stated.