An Oxnard woman pleaded guilty to identity theft after embezzling more than a half-million dollars. The woman worked as a bookkeeper for an elderly resident. She also pleaded guilty to grand theft, forgery and elder/dependent fraud.
The victim is an elderly, disabled Oxnard resident who owns a real estate company. According to investigators, the woman forged checks, and also paid for personal expenses using the company debit card. She misappropriated money that was intended to pay the property taxes on properties the company owns. Investigators have found evidence suggesting that the woman stole nearly $750,000 from the company over a period of years.
In April, the woman pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. Recently, she changed her plea to guilty for all nine felony charges. She remains jailed without b ail and will return to court on September 3 for sentencing.
Oxnard Identity Theft Attorney
When you face charges for identity-related crimes, hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Prosecutors show a particular interest in identity theft, because it often covers for larger, more serious crimes. When you face work-related crimes, your best defense is to work with an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your freedom.
Felony convictions for work-related crimes can have a significant impact on your future. In addition to losing employment opportunities, you could also potentially risk any professional credentials you’ll need to work.
Mr. Helfend handles every case personally. He does not pass any cases on to less experienced attorneys. That can sometimes happen when you work with larger, less personal law firms. You’ll always work directly with Mr. Helfend on your case, and you will see the difference that having a top-rated defense attorney makes.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County identity theft case.
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