On Nov. 3, a California man was sentenced to 34 years in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme. The 58-year-old eluded capture for two years before being convicted in January 2016.
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Two California residents, a mother and her daughter, were sentenced to four years on Nov. 10 after they were convicted on embezzlement charges. According to reports, the mother was an account clerk at the high school in Alhambra when she and her daughter embezzled the money from the school's student government over a five-year period.
On Oct. 24, it was reported that a California woman and her sister were accused of embezzling approximately $80,000 from the city of Rancho Mirage. It was believed that woman used her position as a city employee to siphon the funds for more than two years.