Tip brings arrest in fraud case

An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of a man suspected in home improvement scams and contractor fraud.

Varougan Gharemanian, 54, was arrested Friday in Glendale. He will be returned to Stanislaus County to face charges of theft of construction funds, contracting without a license, using a false contractor license and elder abuse, according to a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department news release.

Gharemanian was featured Wednesday in The Bee's weekly "Most Wanted."

Glendale police detectives took Gharemanian in custody at his sister's home, according to the release.