In fraud news:

According to a press release from the California Department of Insurance, Vernon Burris, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to fraud and forgery in a scheme to collect more than $165,000 in workers’ compensation checks sent to his deceased aunt and deposit them into his mother’s bank account. Burris’ mother, Dolly Burris Bennett, 61, was arrested at his sentencing and charged with 20 counts of forgery and one count of grand theft. Burris Bennett was booked into Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood with bail set at $465,000. Vernon Burris had achieved some minor celebrity as a background singer for Justin Bieber in 2013. Get the full details from the California Department of Insurance here.