A San Francisco lawyer accused of raping women he met through the personals wrote in his ads that respondents should expect to be dominated, beaten and made to cry.
But prosecutors going after the lawyer, whose San Francisco law firm specializes in workplace sexual harassment claims, say the seedy sex acts continued despite pleas from the women to stop. Read More
A San Francisco employment attorney has been accused of sexually assaulting at least three women he met on Craigslist.Robert Michael Hoffman, 50, allegedly made contact with the women in the “Men Seeking Women” section on the online classifieds website Craigslist, according to prosecutors. Read More
Victims of a Craigslist apartment rental scam who recently thought they might be returned some of their money learned Monday the accused is on the run.
On Friday, a $200,000 warrant was issued for the arrest of Rachael Marie Smith, 30, charged with stealing a total of $110,000 from nearly 20 would-be renters. Read More
A man was robbed at gunpoint after responding to a Craigslist ad for video equipment in Visitacion Valley on Thursday, police said. The victim agreed to bring $2,000 cash and meet the so-called seller in the 400 block of Wilde Avenue around 5 p.m., cops said. Upon arriving, the victim noticed a man carrying a bag that wasn’t big enough for the video equipment he hoped to purchase, police said. Read More
Four victims scammed of thousands of dollars while hunting for San Francisco apartments may soon get their money back.
Rachael Marie Smith, 30, is expected to strike a plea deal Tuesday that includes restitution to victims, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Specific terms of the deal have not been released. Read More
Beware of Craigslist scams!A 50-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were fleeced of their cash and cellphones in the Bayview on Thursday by two conniving crooks who placed an ad on Craigslist advertising a car for sale, cops said. Read More
This frequent scammer must pay.A Craigslist con who duped 33 people into buying fake airline tickets has been ordered to pay $34,101 back to his victims, prosecutors said Wednesday.In October, Pascal Christian Chaubard, 48, of San Bruno, was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading no contest to the scam. Read More
WHAT: Yosemite has only 900 reserved campsites available at one time. They cost $20 a night. But scalpers on Craigslist sell them for prime summer dates at $100 and up. They’re also selling permits to climb Half Dome, which are issued for free. Read More
A Hayward man accused of pimping out his 20-year-old girlfriend on Craigslist was sentenced to a year in San Mateo County jail Monday.Phoenix Fox, 26, pleaded no contest to two felony counts of attempted pimping in connection with his arrest on March 17, 2009. A San Bruno detective responded to the online sex advertisement and agreed to meet with Fox’s girlfriend on that date. Read More
A Craigslist con who duped 33 people into buying fake airline tickets may soon learn how much he’ll have to pay back to his victims. In October, Pascal Christian Chaubard, 48, of San Bruno, was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading no contest to the scam. Read More