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Blewett sentenced in identity theft case

Catherine Ann McMurry Blewett, of Manteca, was sentenced in San Joaquin Superior Court after pleading guilty to charges of identity theft.

Judge Carter Holly sentenced the 49-year-old woman to three years in state prison for false impersonation of another. Blewett was arraigned in Lodi on April 17, after being arrested April 14.


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Ripon woman arrested on charges of embezzlement and elderly abuse

STOCKTON – An arrest was made today of a Ripon woman facing embezzlement and elder abuse charges.

Sandra Vallerga Marchman was arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $148,000 and committing elder abuse. The crimes were committed over a period of about four years from 2010 to 2014.

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Stockton man sentenced for embezzlement of Lodi company

STOCKTON – In another case of identity theft and embezzlement, a Stockton man was sentenced for crimes against a Lodi-based company and ex-employees.

Juan Antonio Contreras of Stockton, pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and three counts of misdemeanor identity theft on May 3 in Stockton Superior Court.


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Modesto doctors charged in $40M kickback scheme

Five Modesto-based physicians have been charged as part of a scheme allegedly defrauding statewide workers’ compensation insurance.

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High-tech holdups: the rising threat of ransomware

STOCKTON — When it comes to ransomware, one of the most insidious cybersecurity threats out there, Verve Networks CEO Jeff Gilbert says two things are true: most small businesses think they won’t be a target, and all of them are vulnerable.

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Stockton man robbed at gunpoint in his home

March 22, 2017 |     
A Stockton residence was robbed at gunpoint in their home this afternoon.
Just before 3 p.m the male victim was in his garage on the 2300 block of Bartram Run Way in the Valley Oak District when an unknown male suspect entered and order him to close the door. The gunman then forced the victim inside the house and took his wallet and loaded Springfield X9 pistol.
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DNA evidence leads to arrest of man suspected in sexual assault

March 7, 2017 |  
A Suisun City, Calif. man was taken into custody today on suspicion of sexual assault in Fairfield.
On November 3, 2016 Fairfield Police received information regarding a sexual assault that had occurred in the vicinity of Courage Drive at approximately 4 a.m. The suspect was described as an African American male, 25-30 years of age, 6’ tall with a muscular build.  ... Read More