October 18, 1991 |
A fraud ring that allegedly bilked banks out of millions of dollars by selling false credit histories was smashed with the arrest of three men, Anaheim police and U.S. Secret Service agents said Thursday. Police said the operators of Crossroads Leasing, which for five years was a front for the ring, would establish false credit histories for their customers for as little as $500 and provide them with dummy addresses, birth certificates, driver's licenses and Social Security cards.
May 26, 1999 |
Postal inspectors have a nickname for Michael Dantorio: Dead Man Walking. Not because he resembles the death-row inmate played by Sean Penn in the movie of that name. The 45-year-old Costa Mesa resident just has the habit of getting credit cards under dead people's names, then charging up a storm, investigators say. Dantorio has been convicted three times of the ghoulish fraud. Once, when Costa Mesa police arrested him, they founds obituaries in his possession, records show.
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February 13, 1994
Police have arrested three men suspected of bilking banks and credit card holders of $250,000 by making fake credit cards using valid credit card numbers. Tin Tri Nguyen, 20, Tri Don Nguyen, 19, and Walter Randall Shaw, 57, were arrested Friday on suspicion of forgery and credit card fraud. The three were being held at the Orange County Jail.
March 2, 1994 |
Quick thinking by a bank customer who flagged down police after seeing someone loitering near an automated teller machine led to the arrest of a man suspected of being part of an ATM fraud ring, authorities said Tuesday. Shimon Levi, 29, was arrested without incident Monday night after police discovered him carrying a handgun outside the Bank of America at 1831 W. Orangethorpe Ave., said Fullerton Police Lt. Tony Hernandez.
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December 30, 1995 |
Junk mail may be a nuisance, but just throwing it out can ruin your credit, police warn. Irvine police arrested William Everly, 31, earlier this week on suspicion of obtaining more than 30 stolen credit cards by rummaging through trash bins at post offices for credit card applications that were tossed out, investigators said.
December 5, 1995 |
The 17 suspects arrested so far in one of the nation's largest busts of credit card fraud pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they helped to bilk $40 million from financial institutions across the country. The two rings, based in Orange County's Little Saigon area, were shut down in raids Thursday as law enforcement authorities confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gold bullion, jewelry, cash and such big-ticket electronic goods as large-screen televisions.