Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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Masonic Fraternal Police Department ‘Fictitious,’ Sheriff’s Dept. Says

Masonic Fraternal Police Department 'Fictitious,' Sheriff's Dept. Says

An outfit calling itself the Masonic Fraternal Police Department and operating in the area of Santa Clarita is “fictitious,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Three people linked to the bogus agency were arrested last week. There are concerns more people may be involved, the Sheriff’s Department said. The alleged posers were identified as […]

LASD: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Charged With Forging Macy’s Gift Cards In Alleged $218,000 Scheme

LASD: Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Charged With Forging Macy's Gift Cards In Alleged $218,000 Scheme

Macy’s, the American department-store chain famous in real life and in fiction, was the victim of a $218,000 theft at the hands of purported “sovereign citizen” Richard Reyes Duenas and four others, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Duenas, 30, recently was arrested in Las Vegas and taken back to Los Angeles to face […]

UPDATE: 3 Women Sentenced To Jail For Ponzi Swindle In California; Scam Involved Bogus ‘Milk’ Sales To Disneyland And Allegedly Targeted Parents Of School Children

UPDATE: 3 Women Sentenced To Jail For Ponzi Swindle In California; Scam Involved Bogus 'Milk' Sales To Disneyland And Allegedly Targeted Parents Of School Children

The three California women who hatched a Ponzi scheme involving purportedly “exclusive” milk sales to Disneyland and allegedly recruited investors¬† from the ranks of local PTA members at an elementary school in the Los Angeles region now have been sentenced to jail terms. (PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association.) The PP Blog first reported on Maricela […]

UPDATE: John Chiyuan Lee, Scammer Whose Case Shattered Ponzi-Board Myth, Sentenced To California State Prison And Ordered To Make Restitution

UPDATE: John Chiyuan Lee, Scammer Whose Case Shattered Ponzi-Board Myth, Sentenced To California State Prison And Ordered To Make Restitution

In fleeing to Thailand, becoming a fugitive listed by INTERPOL and leaving dozens of U.S. victims in his wake when his Ponzi scheme collapsed, John Chiyuan Lee shattered the Ponzi-forum myth that “offshore equals safe.” “Safe — for a while while INTERPOL is beaming your picture 24/7 and U.S. authorities at the local, state and […]

ANOTHER MYTH-BUSTING CASE: On The Lam From Greater Los Angeles For 5 Years, Ponzi Fugitive John Chiyuan Lee Arrested In Thailand And Extradited To The United States

ANOTHER MYTH-BUSTING CASE: On The Lam From Greater Los Angeles For 5 Years, Ponzi Fugitive John Chiyuan Lee Arrested In Thailand And Extradited To The United States

One of the enduring myths of the Ponzi boards — “offshore equals safe” — has been shattered again. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it got its man — with help from the government of Thailand, the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ponzi scheme suspect John Chiyuan Lee became […]

3 PTA Moms Charged In Alleged California Ponzi Swindle; Suspects Claimed They Had Exclusive Deal To Sell Dairy Products At Disneyland, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Says

3 PTA Moms Charged In Alleged California Ponzi Swindle; Suspects Claimed They Had Exclusive Deal To Sell Dairy Products At Disneyland, L.A. County Sheriff's Department Says

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of those stories of an investor wipeout that may leave you scratching your head and wondering if no person, institution or symbol of America is off-limits in the world of Ponzi criminals. For starters,¬† the scheme allegedly was targeted at least in part at Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) members in the […]