Tag: Division of Investigation

Fake Nurse Faces New Charges in Ongoing Criminal Case

                A Southern California man pleads no contest in Santa Clara County and now faces 11 new felony counts in Los Angeles after impersonating as a registered nurse. Click HERE to read more.

DCA’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit is Hiring

Division of Investigation offers law enforcement careers focused on consumer protection If you or someone you know is interested in a career investigating unlawful cannabis activities, we might have a job for you! The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) is a law enforcement agency that protects California consumers and licensees by investigating violations…

#AskDCA: Answering Your Questions About The California Department Of Consumer Affairs

For National Consumer Protection Week, we asked you to submit your questions about the Department Of Consumer Affairs, or the boards and bureaus we support. We’ve taken a sampling of the questions and answered them here. You still have time to submit questions here and we’ll answer additional questions in future blog posts. Please note: We…

McDonald Hearing Aid Centers Settlement Agreements Reached

Company to pay civil penalties and restitution to consumers; owner and others surrender licenses SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Consumers Affairs’ (DCA) Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board has announced a settlement in a civil complaint filed against McDonald Hearing Aid Center Inc., its owners, and eight other defendants. “The settlement…

Nurse Practitioner Arrested for Illegally Issuing Prescriptions

Jasmine Hill, of Bakersfield, was arrested and charged with nine felonies and one misdemeanor after it was discovered that she allegedly wrote prescriptions for herself for controlled substances. Kern County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant and Hill was taken into custody on Oct. 6, 2017, by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation…

DCA is Here to Help All Year Long

Just because National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) has ended doesn’t mean you aren’t protected. As #NCPW2017 wraps up, DCA wants to remind consumers that our resources and programs are available any time of year. This past week, we’ve shared details on many of them. An informed consumer is a protected consumer: consider yourself empowered! Learn more at www.dca.ca.gov. Also, see our complete…

News from The DOI Page: Husband and Wife Arrested for Practicing Medicine Without a License

A Downey, California husband and wife have been arrested for the unlicensed practice of medicine. Jose Alfredo Martinez and Emma Haydee Gonzalez were arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Health Quality Investigations Unit within the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation…Click here for more details.

Investigation Finds Two Women Practicing Medicine Without Licenses

Read more at The DOI Page. Don’t forget to follow the The DOI Page to get all the latest from the Department’s Division of Investigation.

Exam Subversion Defendant Pleads Guilty To Two Felonies

Will also pay $400,000 in restitution to the Department of Consumer Affairs SACRAMENTO – A southern California man accused of subverting state licensing exams has pled guilty to two felony burglary counts and will pay $400,000 in restitution to the Department of Consumer Affairs. Larry Holmes, Jr., and a business associate were arrested in January…

Department cracks down on schools submitting bogus training documents

The California Department of Consumer Affairs today issued two press releases about schools cheating the system by providing people with fraudulent training documents. Recent investigations by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation found a cosmetology school in South El Monte  and a cosmetology school in Milpitas were accepting money from students in exchange for training documents even…

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