Hillsborough Business Owner Indicted For Tax Fraud

A Hillsborough business owner appeared in a San Francisco federal court on tax fraud charges Friday after allegedly concealing a bank account from his accountant and filing false tax returns between 2008 and 2010, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.

Brian Peter Stallings was the president of a painting business known as Stallings Painting, Inc. from 2008 to 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney.

From 2008 to 2010 Stallings maintained two bank accounts where he made business-related deposits, but he only disclosed one of those accounts to his accountant. Stallings allegedly filed false tax returns in 2008, 2009 and 2010, according to the U.S. Attorney.

Stallings also allegedly failed to collect or account for federal income taxes withheld from his employees wages, or turn those withholdings over to the IRS from 2009 to 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney.

If convicted, Stallings could face five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Ridership On San Francisco Bay Ferry More Than Doubles On Saturday

Ridership on the San Francisco Bay Ferry nearly doubled on Saturday between Oakland, Alameda and San Francisco, ferry officials said.

On a typical summer Saturday, 4,014 passengers ride the ferry line, but due to BART’s closure of the Transbay Tube that number jumped to 8,986 boardings, according to ferry officials.

Saturday’s ridership also increased on the route between Vallejo and San Francisco from 2,174 to 2,829. Sunday, however, only 510 passengers boarded – compared to 841 on a normal summer Sunday, ferry officials said.

Sunday morning ridership was close to average for the Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco route – with 1,587 passengers Sunday morning compared to 1,575 on a normal summer Sunday.

The San Francisco Bay Ferry is a service provided by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority. Officials said they plan to release a full summary Monday afternoon of how the weekend’s ridership was affected by the closure of the Transbay Tube.

Police Seeking Guest Who Stole More Than $35K From Online Rental Home

Police are seeking a woman who is suspected of stealing more than $35,000 in valuables from a home she rented through an online lodging website earlier this year, police announced Sunday.

On June 8, officers responded to the 1400 block of 27th Avenue to investigate a theft, police said.

When they arrived, they spoke with the victim, who told officers that she had recently rented out her residence through an online lodging website.

The victim told police she had rented out her home to a customer on Apr. 27, police said.

During the customer’s stay, the customer had access to the entire apartment, with the exception of a closet and an office that are kept locked and inaccessible to guest, according to police.

The victim said during that customer’s stay, the customer had forced entry into the locked closet and office, and made off with over $35,000 in valuable merchandise, police said.

The victim gave police a copy of the video surveillance to her apartment. The video clearly shows the suspect entering the locked upstairs apartment.

The video also shows the suspect entering a commercial establishment located directly below the residence, police said.

Because of the video’s quality, police were able to identify the suspect as 27-year-old Jana Dominquez of Richmond.

Dominquez has an active felony warrant for 2nd degree burglary and falsely impersonating another person, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding Dominquez is encouraged to contact Sgt. Jesse Farrell at (415) 759-3100.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Today will be mostly cloudy in the morning and then will become partly cloudy. Highs will be in the lower 60s to mid 70s. West winds will reach 5 to 10 miles per hour and then will become southwest winds reaching 10 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly clear in the evening and then become mostly cloudy and breezy. Lows will be near 60 and west winds will reach 20 to 30 miles per hour and then will become southwest winds reaching 5 to 10 miles per hour after midnight.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy in the morning and then will become partly cloudy. Highs will be in the 60s and west winds will reach 5 to 10 miles per hour.

(News Roundup Via Bay City News)