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A Nielson study in 2012 shows that more than 50% of cell phones in the United States are smartphones.  While they provide a wide variety of useful applications, games and toys; they are in effect small computers.  Like computers; however, they are subject to spyware - similar to computer viruses.  Privacy laws have not kept pace with the development of spyware technology and almost anyone can purchase spyware and install it on a phone.  In many cases, the amateur spy does need access to the phone to install the malicious program. 

JUSTICE FOR LILLY MAE HARMON

JUSTICE FOR LILLY MAE HARMON

Lilly Mae Harmon died in December 2004.  The official coroner's report stated that she died of natural causes but her daughter, Betty Harmon, believed something was wrong.  After law enforcement denied her requests to look into the matter, she turned to SIC.  Investigator Jeffrey Pearce focused on thousands of dollars of suspicious cash withdrawals from Lilly's bank account.  Two weeks later, Theresa Centeno, Lilly's neighbor and caretaker, confessed to taking the money; including withdrawals after Lilly had died. 

SIC ASSISTS IN TAKE DOWN OF RELIGIOUS CON-MAN

SIC ASSISTS IN TAKE DOWN OF RELIGIOUS CON-MAN

Robert "Bob" Grove used religion to scam Valley residents out of tens of thousands of dollars.  Customers throughout the country paid for trips to the Holy Land but, instead, received nothing but a letter apologizing and an empty promise to refund the money.  Two retired school teachers from the Valley are just some of the 36 people Robert Grove is accused of ripping off in 2010.  SIC proved instrumental in pursuing the cases locally and pressing Texas authorities into prosecuting Grove.

FEDERAL AGENTS WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH SIC TAKE DOWN FRESNO WAREHOUSE

FEDERAL AGENTS WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH SIC TAKE DOWN FRESNO WAREHOUSE

Federal agents ripped apart a Fresno County warehouse, inside agents say nearly a million dollars worth of pirated DVD movies and music CD's. The bust took place at a warehouse on South Cherry Avenue, just north of Central Avenue, right next door to Orange Center Elementary School.

SIC INVESTIGATION LEADS TO INDICTMENT OF FRESNO CFO

SIC INVESTIGATION LEADS TO INDICTMENT OF FRESNO CFO

FRESNO, Calif. — Anthony Lester, 51, of Fresno, was indicted today by a federal grand jury, charging him with mail fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Lester was the controller at Century Builders in Fresno, and later the Chief Financial Officer. During his employment, he had access to the financial accounts of another Fresno business, Highlands Energy Services.