Torrance police are seeking the public’s help in what they say is a case of identity theft. According to police, a man entered the US Bank on Sepulveda Avenue and attempted to withdraw money from an account belonging to another person.
Teller spotted identity theft
The teller noted that the man was not listed as an authorized signer on the account, and asked him a series of security questions, which he could not answer. He left the bank to get additional identification from his car, but did not return. It was not clear how the man came into possession of the victim’s banking information.
In identity theft cases involving many fraudulent credit card charges or multiple bank account accesses, prosecutors often bring one count per unauthorized use or access. In many cases, however, the prosecutor lacks solid evidence to support his or her claim. Mr. Helfend challenges the evidence directly to raise questions of doubt in the minds of the judge and/or jury.
Prosecutors can file identity theft charges in instances of credit card fraud, mail theft or mail fraud, Social Security number theft, and fraudulent bank transactions. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Mr. Helfend employs his own experts to investigate computer evidence, accounting evidence and physical evidence to find inconsistencies in the prosecutor’s case against you. As your criminal defense attorney, Mr. Helfend will be with you through each stage of the criminal justice process, from the time you are arrested or identified as a suspect, through police interviews and court proceedings to guarantee that your Constitutional rights are respected.
In cases where the evidence against you is strong, or you wish to admit guilt, Mr. Helfend will work closely with both you and prosecutors to reach fair plea deal. One goal is to have charges against you reduced or dropped. Another goal is to get the sentence against you reduced.
Do not attempt to defend yourself, and do not rely on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. 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 identity theft.
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