At a preliminary hearing discussion centered on whether wine was stolen or taken legitimately by three former employees of the West Berkeley winery.
The Berkeley winery's owners were devastated to discover that former employees may have embezzled as much as $70,490 worth of wine.
A Berkeley mother and daughter are facing two felony counts in Alameda County Superior Court after authorities say, over the course of three years, they stole from a nearly 80-year-old relative to pay their bills, and almost killed the woman by failing to keep up with her health needs.
A Vallejo couple has been charged by the Alameda County district attorney’s office with elder abuse after authorities say they took about $842,000 from their alleged victim, some of which was spent on everything from tuition at UC Berkeley to an Audi luxury coupe. Authorities said some of the money also was spent, legitimately, on the alleged victim’s own living expenses.