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May 2015 Archives

Researchers developing fingerprint test for cocaine

California residents may be interested in learning about a new type of drug test for cocaine that involves fingerprints. Reportedly, the test works through an analysis of chemicals left behind in the ridges of a person's fingertips when they have used cocaine.

Councilman pleads guilty to possession of meth

California residents may be interested to learn that a Perris city councilman entered a guilty plea to charges that he possessed methamphetamine with the intent to sell it. The 29-year-old man's plea was entered in court on May 11. According to police reports, the man had reportedly contacted the police in order to report that his iPad, which had been issued to him by the city, had been stolen. Responding officers asserted that he appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine and that he was found to be in possession of the drug.

Fraud alleged in redemption of recycled containers in California

An investigation involving the illegal redemption of bottles and cans that were transferred from Arizona to California has resulted in the arrest of five people. Approximately $14 million was refunded as a part of the allegations in this plot. It is illegal for containers from outside the state to take part in the recycling program and derive benefit from the deposit - 5 or 10 cents - since the charge was not added to the cost of the container when it was purchased.

The four elements necessary to support an embezzlement charge

California companies entrust employees with company property and money every day as a matter of operational necessity. Sometimes, employees or corporate officers abuse this trust when they devise ways to transfer company assets to themselves or others. False billings, paying imaginary employees and altering accounting records are just some ways in which an employee might illegally move money. This type of theft is called embezzlement, and four factors need to be present to support an embezzlement charge.

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