According to the California Department of Insurance, a 64-year-old woman from the Sacramento area pleaded no contest to two felonies involving theft of more than $100,000 from her mother. The woman was sentenced to 18 months in jail, five years of probation and to repay $60,000 in restitution.
Painkiller addiction is an issue which has boomed in the last decade in America. The rate of sales of prescription pain killers has grown four times from 1999 to 2010. Addiction follows in the path of pill sales. Overdose deaths from painkillers have also grown four times from 1999 to 2010. "Doctor shopping" is a problem which only enables this addition to painkillers.
On Sept. 23, it was reported that a 48-year-old California man who was the former manager of SeaWorld in San Diego was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement. According to the report, he had taken more than $800,000 from the park.