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October 31, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A welfare fraud ring that included five former San Diego County Department of Social Services employees embezzled as much a $1 million in a scheme that operated between 1986 and 1990, district attorney officials said. Prosecutors charged 20 people with 67 counts of welfare fraud in the case, which began by happenstance on March 1, 1990, when a state analyst did a routine compliance audit of San Diego County Department of Social Services' welfare cases.
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February 7, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego County's child-protective system is "out of control, with few checks and little balance," according to a blistering grand jury report that accused system officials of seeing abuse and neglect everywhere, and too frequently tearing families apart unnecessarily. The report, issued Thursday, calls for "profound change" and urges prompt "corrective action." The first of 86 changes, the grand jury said, should be to create a agency to replace the one charged with investigating abuse.
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February 7, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego County's child-protective system is "out of control, with few checks and little balance," according to a blistering grand jury report that accused system officials of seeing abuse and neglect everywhere, and too frequently tearing families apart unnecessarily. The report, issued Thursday, calls for "profound change" and urges prompt "corrective action." The first of 86 changes, the grand jury said, should be to create a agency to replace the one charged with investigating abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A welfare fraud ring that included five former San Diego County Department of Social Services employees embezzled as much a $1 million in a scheme that operated between 1986 and 1990, district attorney officials said. Prosecutors charged 20 people with 67 counts of welfare fraud in the case, which began by happenstance on March 1, 1990, when a state analyst did a routine compliance audit of San Diego County Department of Social Services' welfare cases.
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October 5, 1986
A 16-year-old girl, believed to be the mother of a newborn girl found in a National City dumpster, was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide and later released to her parents' custody. The case will be presented to the district attorney's office, police said. The infant was found wrapped in a plastic sack by children who heard the baby crying. Calls from tipsters led police to the girl suspected of being the mother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
Mayor Tom Bradley has hired Randall Bacon, the highest-ranking black official in San Diego County, to a $109,000-a-year post as head of Los Angeles' Department of General Services. Bacon, the No. 3 administrator for San Diego County, has also served as head of the San Diego County Department of Social Services. In Los Angeles, Bacon will oversee the huge department that operates City Hall and acts as business agent for the city bureaucracy.
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January 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Reigning Mrs. America Jill Scott is being investigated for welfare fraud by the San Diego County Department of Social Services. Scott, 32, who terminated her welfare payments Friday, was under investigation for allegedly cheating the state system. Scott denied through her attorney, Matthew Kremer, that she had deliberately cheated the system. Kremer said Scott applied for welfare shortly after filing for divorce from George E. Scott in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1988
Authorities from two Southern California counties have yet to locate the parents of a mute 11-year-old girl who was apparently abandoned in a La Jolla department store about two weeks ago. An unidentified Orange County law enforcement agency told San Diego police that they had located the residence of the girl's parents, but no one was at the home when police arrived Friday, said San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson.
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October 1, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police authorities from two Southern California counties have yet to locate the parents of a mute 11-year-old girl who apparently was abandoned in a La Jolla department store about two weeks ago. A police agency in Orange County told San Diego police that they had located the residence of the girl's parents, but no one was at the home when police arrived Friday, San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Authorities wouldn't identify the Orange County police agency.
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August 12, 1992 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As social workers tried to find the parents of an 8-month-old girl abandoned in Encinitas on the weekend, another baby was found Tuesday by customers at a car wash in Escondido. The Escondido infant girl--less than one hour old--is the fifth abandoned child since December whose parents have not been identified, said Carol Baenziger, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County Department of Social Services. The newborn infant was found shortly after 11 a.m.
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May 10, 1992
I feel outraged by the scapegoating of Richard (Jake) Jacobsen, former director of San Diego County's Department of Social Services, who was removed from his position as a final act by departing CAO, Norman Hickey. While we have not always agreed with Jake's policies and practices, we recognize the tremendous energy and commitment that he gave to needy people and vulnerable children in San Diego County. He created his own vision for the future of DSS. He was visible and accessible to the work force.
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October 4, 1986 | MIKE APAN, Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-old believed to be the mother of a newborn girl found in a dumpster was arrested Friday, then released to the custody of her parents. National City Police Lt. Tom Deese said the teen-ager lives on the same block of Pleasant Lane in the eastern section of the city where the baby was found Thursday. The infant was reported to be in stable condition Friday at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
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