FBI task force formed to crack down on Northern California fire fraud

  • Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Published: 12/05/2017 08:08 PM

The FBI shed more light Tuesday on the steps it is taking to address a range of fraudulent activity in the wake of Northern California’s devastating October wildfires, announcing a group of more than a dozen federal, state and local agencies it has convened to investigate cases related to the disasters. Public officials previously said an alarming number of duplicate claims were filed by people seeking financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including in Sonoma County, where numerous fire victims reported being unable to sign up for aid at first because someone else already registered using their personal information.


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