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FBI joins locals in task force to fight disaster fraud after North Bay fires

The fires were still smoldering in Santa Rosa and other North Bay communities when the first signs of disaster-related fraud appeared, targeting victims and well-meaning donors. And illegal schemes continue to be reported, two months after the fires killed 44 people and flattened entire neighborhoods, said FBI spokesman Prentice Danner. The agency announced Wednesday that local, state and federal agencies have launched a task force to combat fire fraud.
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