Johnson — also known as Maria Hendricks, Gia Hendricks, Maria Christina Gia and Maria Hainka — has been arrested and charged multiple times before for various forms of fraud, identity theft and burglary before, according to a statement from the sheriff's department. Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter After she successfully assumed an identity, investigators say, she moved into high-end hotels and charged thousands of dollars of goods and services to her victims, even attempting to purchase a car at one point, authorities said. Two Southern California doctors were found guilty this week of falsely certifying their patients were terminally ill as part of a larger scheme to bilk Medicare and Medi-Cal out of .8 million in hospice-related services, according to federal prosecutors. A special task force with agents and deputies from the Los Angeles Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U. Department of Homeland Security and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the case since March.Two Southern California doctors were found guilty this week of falsely certifying their patients were terminally ill as part of a larger scheme to bilk Medicare and Medi-Cal out of .8 million in hospice-related services, according to federal prosecutors. But Johnson’s fraudulent lifestyle began sometime in 1997 in Washington and Oregon, authorities said.She also masqueraded as the wealthy manager of a modeling agency.Authorities say they can’t know how many people Johnson has stolen from, given all of the identities and aliases she has used over the years.He began to speed through Isla Vista, shooting and wounding several pedestrians and striking several others with his car.Rodger exchanged gunfire with police twice during the attack, receiving a non-fatal gunshot to the hip.“I can’t assure you can get unlimited use of your (jail) library or get your five cartons of (legal) materials,” along with a laptop he requested access for, the judge said, adding that these access issues were an interstate correctional matter. “I’m going to ask you to admit to the crime charged,” the judge told him.Added Manhattan prosecutor Martha Bashford, “The California governor set the standards for how he is to be housed here.” California had at first insisted that Alcala, as a death row inmate, be housed in a state prison upstate during the pendency of the Manattan murder case, she said, and it took much negotiation even to allow Alcala to remain in a city jail. Alcala pleaded separately to intentionally causing each woman’s death. In announcing the cracking of the Hover and Crilley murders back in January, 1011, Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr.
The attack began when Rodger stabbed three men to death in his apartment. The so-called “Dating Game” killer, 67, admitted to the 1971 murder of TWA flight attendant Corelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover, daughter of a Hollywood nightclub owner. Serial sex killer Rodney Alcala took a surprise guilty plea in Manhattan this afternoon to taking the life of two women, both age 23, from 19.Speaking directly to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner, and with his legal aid lawyer Beth Unger at his side, Alcala said today that he was admitting the New York City murders so that he can return as quickly as possible to California, where he said he wants to continue fighting his death penalty conviction.Today’s murder plea seemed to be unexpected even by Alcala himself, who was led shuffling into court in an orange jump suit, his Brillo-like mane held back in a ponytail."Between takes you might find him skydiving or motor-cycling. "Something about him, I could not be near him," Mills recalled. "He was quiet, but at the same time he would interrupt and impose when he felt like it," Mills said. Before the decade was over, Alcala would claim four more victims, according to testimony at his trial.