A former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy faces charges of fraud. The man allegedly claimed that he had been shot by a sniper outside the Lancaster station. He filed an insurance claim related to the case, and also filed a police report.
The man faces two felony insurance fraud charges related to a worker’s compensation claim the man filed following the incident. He also faces a misdemeanor count for allegedly filing a false police report.
The man had worked for the LASD for about a year when he claimed that an unknown person targeted him from a nearby apartment complex. He claimed that his bulletproof vest had prevented him from being more seriously injured. The man later confessed to staging the incident in August 2019. Police initially recovered a pellet gun near the apartment complex, but later determined that it was unrelated to the incident.
Los Angeles Fraud Lawyer
When you face charges related to fraudulent activity, your best defense strategy begins by hiring an experienced fraud lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 35 years of experience, exclusively in criminal defense. He takes criminal cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible resolution to your case. Facing criminal charges can be frightening. Without proper representation, the risk of being convicted is high. Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t expect “mercy” from prosecutors or the Court.
A criminal conviction can be a life-changing event, with lifetime consequences. Don’t settle for inexperienced counsel and don’t assume that a plea deal is your best option.
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.
Photo Credit: Josh, via Flickr.com