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PG&E warning of scam in Central Valley

Pacific Gas and Electric recently issued an alert to customers in the Central Valley about a scam that is afoot.

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Lodi resident sentenced in Stockton company embezzlement case

A Lodi woman was recently sentenced to two years and eight months in California State Prison for Women for a crime she committed while working for a Stockton-based company.

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Lathrop woman enters plea on Brown Sand embezzlement

Jana Marie Bolter, of Lathrop, pleaded guilty to felony charges of grand theft on Jan. 9 in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

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Nguyen enters guilty plea to embezzlement charges

After a postponement pending discovery in November, Mimi Nguyen, former executive director for the Miracle Mile Improvement District in Stockton, entered a plea of guilty to felony grand theft embezzlement.

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Arraignment of former MMID exec postponed

STOCKTON —Many were hoping for some form of closure in the arraignment of the former executive director of the Miracle Mile Improvement District. Instead, it was delayed.

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Nearly $1 million allegedly embezzled from Lathrop sand company

STOCKTON — A Manteca woman has surrendered to San Joaquin County Superior Court on charges of alleged embezzlement of nearly $1 million.

 

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Merced man wanted in embezzlement case surrenders to Lathrop police

Carl Joseph Means of Merced turned himself into Lathrop Police on Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued for Means by San Joaquin Superior Court on May 31 for allegedly embezzling more than $455,000 from Lathrop-based AMG Resources Corporation, a scrap metal recycling company.

 

Carl Means

The original complaint filed by the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office was amended to include three counts of felony tax evasion for three tax years where Means filed tax returns without declaring the income from the theft.

Those counts are added to two other counts, including grand theft and an intent to defraud.

Court documents allege Means sold $455,949.28 worth of scrap during his employment from 2013 to 2016 as a plant manager for AMG. He sold the materials to Atwater-based Atwater Iron & Metal without authorization from his employer... Read More