Novato woman arraigned today in Marin County Superior Court for allegedly embezzling over $200K form interior design company

Posted by: on June 28, 2011

A Novato woman was charged with embezzling an estimated $210,000 from an interior design company in Corte Madera, authorities said.

Sanaz Banihashemi, 30, could face up to eight years in prison on charges of embezzlement, forgery and fraud, plus penalty enhancements related to white-collar crimes, said Deputy District Attorney Tom Brown.

Banihashemi is accused of stealing the money between October 2007 and last July, when she worked as bookkeeper and office manager for Kaleidoscope Designs Inc., Twin Cities police Detective Cheryl Paris said Tuesday.

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Source: Marin Independent Journal...

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Marin County man killed in hit-and-run collision, driver faces Vehicular Manslaughter charges if caught

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A Novato man was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run collision this week, police confirmed Friday.

Binh Van Tran, 64, was found dead around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 101 near Hopland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tran had apparently run out of gas and was walking along the road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle near Old River Road, the CHP said. Police said there was no sign the driver tried to avoid Tran. The driver remained at large Friday and the investigation was continuing.

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Source: Marin Independent Journal...

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Shooting in San Francisco leaves five injured during Pride weekend – two teens arrested

Posted by: on June 26, 2011

SFPD arrested two teenagers after a Saturday evening shooting near Seventh and Market streets that sent five victims, including four bystanders, to the hospital. The 18-year-old and 16-year-old suspects have been arrested on suspicion of several felonies including assault with a deadly weapon and other gang-related offenses.

None of the injuries were life threatening and all victims are being treated at San Francisco General Hospital. Witnesses said they saw two groups of people involved in some type of fight before the shooting, Dangerfield said.

The case is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department’s Gang Task Force.

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Source: SF Gate ...

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Two veteran Caltrain workers accused of theft and embezzlement of more than $40,000

Posted by: on June 21, 2011

Two longtime mechanics with the San Mateo County Transit District have been charged with theft and embezzlement for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 from Caltrain ticket vending machines.

Orvilla Taylor, 59, and Herbert David Todd, 52, removed damaged machines during a dozen service calls and brought them in, ostensibly for repair, investigators said. Both defendants been placed on unpaid administrative leave and are free on $150,000 bail.

An internal audit uncovered discrepancies between amounts deposited in the machines and what Caltrain ultimately collected.

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Source: SF Gate ...

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23 year-old man convicted of sexual assault also linked to another unrelated rape case from 2009

Posted by: on June 16, 2011

Juan Gomez, 23, was convicted earlier this week of a sexual assault in San Francisco’s Mission District on New Year’s Eve in 2009 and has also been charged in a separate, unrelated attack, prosecutors said today.

Gomez was found guilty by a San Francisco Superior Court jury on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman just before midnight on Dec. 31, 2009.

The guilty verdict came after a two-week trial and three hours of deliberation by the jury. As a result of the investigation into the case, a second woman has been identified as the victim of an attack by Gomez.

In September 2009, the 31-year-old victim was allegedly raped, assaulted and falsely imprisoned. Prosecutors said DNA evidence helped connect Gomez to the attack.

He is awaiting a preliminary hearing on the charges in that case. Gomez will return to court to be sentenced on July 5. He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison.

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Source: SF Appeal ...

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