Sacto 9-1-1
October 5, 2012
Yolo DA's Office receives grant to pursue identity theft, piracy cases

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office has been awarded $56,805 from the state Attorney General's Privacy and Piracy Fund.

The program provides funding to district attorneys' offices statewide to investigate and prosecute identity theft and intellectual property theft, also known as piracy.

The Yolo County DA's high-tech unit investigates numerous identity theft and counterfeiting cases each year, according to a District Attorney's Office news release. The grant funds will be used to train digital forensic investigators and purchase forensic equipment for the high-technology lab.

Officials said high-tech expertise and equipment were employed in a recent elder abuse case in which a bookkeeper embezzled more than a half million dollars from an elderly woman. They said the high-tech investigator was able to prove that the bookkeeper fraudulently created and back-dated documents on her computer, which eventually led to her conviction.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter