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News, The Snitch Jeffrey New, Dyslexic Man, Acquitted Of Cashing Fraudulent Check

Jeffrey New, Dyslexic Man, Acquitted Of Cashing Fraudulent Check

A man's learning disability might have saved him from jail time. A jury acquitted Jeffrey New, a 62-year-old Vietnam vet, Wednesday of having attempted to cash a stolen check at a Bank of America, the public defender's office announced. New,…
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News, The Snitch Trash Thieves: Should We Let 'Em Be or Stomp 'Em Out?

Trash Thieves: Should We Let 'Em Be or Stomp 'Em Out?

We published a piece today about the city's recycling giant, Recology, paying the cops to arrest the city's trash pirates -- those pickup drivers who scavenge for treasure in a recycling bin near you. Some of these so-called thieves prefer…
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News, The Snitch Identity Thief Used Facebook to Steal Women's Nude Photos; Victims Claim 'Virtual Rape'

Identity Thief Used Facebook to Steal Women's Nude Photos; Victims Claim 'Virtual Rape'

A 23-year-old computer hacker in the Sacramento Valley burg of Citrus Heights has pleaded guilty to seven felony charges stemming from an ingenious scheme to hack into women's email accounts -- with the help of information available on Facebook --…
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News, The Snitch High-Tech Thieves Jury Rigged Gas Pumps to Steal Customers' Identities

High-Tech Thieves Jury Rigged Gas Pumps to Steal Customers' Identities

A pair of MacGyver-esque identity thieves has pleaded guilty to implanting devices in gas pumps that stole customers' checking account information, a scheme that state officials say brought in $90,000.The California Attorney General's office announced today that the men --…
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News, The Snitch Fugitive Contortionist Back in the News

Fugitive Contortionist Back in the News

Perhaps you too stopped to reread this paragraph when perusing today's article in the Chron about identity theft: One defendant, Jade-Blue Eclipse, is an acrobat from Japan who remains a fugitive after failing to appear for sentencing, authorities said. She…
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Music, All Shook Down That's An Expensive Egg Roll: SF Restaurant Owner Accused In $50K Fraud Scam

That's An Expensive Egg Roll: SF Restaurant Owner Accused In $50K Fraud Scam

It's the kind of story that makes you want to pay cash only at restaurants: ABC 7's intrepid rabble rouser Dan Noyes tracked down San Francisco restaurant owner Phau Lam, accused of racking up more than $50,000 in bogus…
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