A North Hollywood man who worked at a mortuary has been arrested for grand theft. The man, Fernando Moguel, was dispatched to pick up the body of an elderly man in Lancaster. Two days later, the deceased man’s vehicle and property from his home were reported stolen.
Grand Theft Followed Mortuary run
Following an investigation, police discovered that the title to the vehicle and the registration for a firearm were transferred to Moguel after the victim’s death. Police went to Moguel’s home with a search warrant and discovered the stolen vehicle in the driveway and firearm inside of his ome. Moguel was arrested for auto theft and possession of a stolen firearm. Moguel was being held on a $35,000 bond.
If you’ve been arrested for grand theft, fraud, embezzlement or another workplace crime, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can provide effective, skilled criminal defense on your behalf.
Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively in Southern California. In more than 30 years of practice as a criminal defense attorney, he has represented thousands of clients in Los Angeles County. He’ll work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether, and when that’s not possible, he’ll work toward the best possible outcome in your case.
Conviction of a felony can make it impossible for you to find gainful employment following release from supervision. In addition, a wide range of special enhancements can increase the length of your sentence. Avoiding conviction on these serious offenses is always the best possible option. When avoiding conviction isn’t possible, Mr. Helfend will work to get the most favorable resolution to your case.
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