A Newport Beach couple faces document fraud charges for attempting to steal an actress’s mansion. According to Los Angeles police, the couple attempted to present a forged deed to the home as proof of ownership.
Earlier this year, the man showed up at the Hollywood Hills home and attempted to change the locks. Two months later, he and his wife returned to the home with the false deed. Employees at the home contacted the owner who indicated that she did not transfer the title to the home.
The couple also faces charges for attempting to steal three other homes in Orange County by fraudulently recording deed changes. The county has processes in place to prevent the unauthorized transfer of home ownership.
The man faces 54 counts of money laundering, three counts each of grand theft and recording a false instrument. The woman faces 13 counts including money laundering and grand theft.
Hollywood Hills Fraud attorney
When you face charges for fraudulent activity, hire an experienced fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes fraud cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Fraud cases sometimes get a lot of attention, especially if they involve a lot of money. Prosecutors are very interested in these cases because they often lead to other criminal actions.
Your best defense in this case is to work with an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and freedom. Even when the evidence seems like it’s ironclad, an experienced attorney may still be able to get the charges against you reduced or dropped.
Don’t rely on inexperience and don’t attempt to represent yourself. Instead, contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.
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