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Undercover

| The Darker Side of Locksmiths

A locksmith is something you may only need once, but our undercover investigation exposed an organized darker side of the locksmith industry out to get as much money as possible — putting desperate customers at risk.
Via CBS Sacramento


More Recent Highlights

Government

| Fire District Won’t Refund $1.3M In Taxes Collected On “Clerical Error”

Our investigation found a fire district that taxed thousands of homeowners in error refused to refund nearly half of the millions collected.
Via CBS Sacramento


Government

| Gov. Brown Calls Investigative Producer a ‘Clown’

After refusing to address his own appointees’ expensive travel habits, Gov. Jerry Brown lashes out at a persistent producer.
Via CBS Sacramento


Government

| State Workers Bowling On the Job

State Parks workers flew in from Southern California to go bowling on the clock.
Via CBSSacramento


Government

| Veterans Affairs ‘Killing Off’ Veterans By Mistake

The federal agency mistakenly killed off hundreds of veterans in its databases, cutting off all benefits.
Via CBS Sacramento


Government

| The Dirt On LA’s Street Sweeping Moneymaker

An investigation into the City of Los Angeles’s street cleaning double standard: failure to sweep streets while writing millions of dollars in tickets.
Matt Schrader Exclusive



Consumer

| Kohl’s Raising Prices Before Sales

Undercover investigation found items marked up as much as $100 from earlier prices and then put on sale.
Via CBS Sacramento


Consumer

| Dogs Sick and Dying After Eating Jerky Treats

Documents show the FDA received hundreds of complaints about chicken jerky treats imported from China, so why are the treats still being sold?
Via CBS Sacramento


Consumer

| Cosmetic Surgeon Accused of Leaving Patients Deformed

Patients say they were left deformed, even paralyzed at the hands of a Rocklin gynecologist turned cosmetic surgeon.
Via CBS Sacramento



Undercover

| The Darker Side of Locksmiths

The investigation exposes a darker side of the locksmith industry that reputable and long-established locksmiths characterize as a major threat to their business — and to vulnerable customers desperate to get back into their homes.
Via CBS Sacramento


Undercover

| Who’s Behind California’s Illegal Robocalls?

They’re annoying and illegal, but who’s behind the Northern California plague of recorded phone messages?
Via CBS Sacramento


Undercover

| Recycle Center Tricks of the Trade

Recycle centers have become big business — and they’re not all playing by the rules. In fact, the most common tricks can be pretty easy to spot.
Via CBS Sacramento


Undercover

| Psychic Detectives

A leading “psychic detective” claims she helped the FBI find Laci Peterson. We put her psychic claims to the test.
Via CBS Sacramento