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March 9, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators say she may be the queen of the "trashers" in the San Fernando Valley, a woman who could take a voided check or bank statement culled from a trash dumpster and turn it into a lucrative enterprise. For years, investigators say, Marlene Olive made her living and fed an expensive drug habit by creating new identities and assuming the names of others.
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July 15, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The niece of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks was arrested last month after she allegedly filled out a fraudulent credit application, authorities said Tuesday. Darcelle M. Parks, 32, was arrested June 29 on suspicion of forgery and filling out a fraudulent credit application in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy John McBride said.
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January 14, 1994 | THOM MROZEK
A case involving a Canoga Park-based counterfeit ring came to an end Thursday when the final two defendants pleaded guilty to forgery charges stemming from the manufacture of phony driver's licenses and other bogus documents. A multi-agency task force broke up the ring in September after undercover agents purchased phony documents in the names of Gov. Pete Wilson and City Councilwoman Laura Chick. Operating in an apartment at 21217 Gault St.
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July 11, 1995
A Wilmington fish dealer is in a pickle with the state Department of Fish and Game for allegedly forging documents that allowed fishermen to harvest more than 400,000 pounds of sea cucumber. State authorities accuse Mister Fish owner Frank T. Mateljan, 71, of forging the documents to obtain fishing permits for 17 commercial fishermen in a dozen boats. Sea cucumber fishing permits are granted only to fishermen who harvested at least 50 pounds of the creatures between 1988 and 1991.
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July 15, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The niece of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks was arrested last month after she allegedly filled out a fraudulent credit application, authorities said Tuesday. Darcelle M. Parks, 32, was arrested June 29 on suspicion of forgery and filling out a fraudulent credit application in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy John McBride said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1995
A Wilmington fish dealer is in a pickle with the state Department of Fish and Game for allegedly forging documents that allowed fishermen to harvest more than 400,000 pounds of sea cucumber. State authorities accuse Mister Fish owner Frank T. Mateljan, 71, of forging the documents to obtain fishing permits for 17 commercial fishermen in a dozen boats. Sea cucumber fishing permits are granted only to fishermen who harvested at least 50 pounds of the creatures between 1988 and 1991.
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December 18, 1987
Convicted teen-age bank robber Michael Scott Morrison was arrested Thursday on suspicion of credit card forgery, Los Angeles police said. They declined to release any details of the arrest or of the alleged crime. Detectives said only that Morrison had given a false name when arrested by a Van Nuys Division patrol officer initially handling the complaint, but was recognized by detectives when he was turned over to the Valley forgery unit.
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August 27, 1985 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
A North Hollywood man accused of being the "automated teller rapist" who robbed and sexually assaulted 12 San Fernando Valley women, was fighting extradition in Nevada on Monday after he mistakenly was transported out of state. David Keith Lewis, 26, a part-time gardener, was transferred on Aug. 17 after he exchanged wristbands with an inmate who was being extradited to Indiana on theft and forgery charges, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Finley said.
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March 15, 1990 | LINDA CHONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of its biggest seizures involving counterfeit identification, Los Angeles police have arrested three suspects in what they described as a statewide forgery ring that may have stolen more than $2 million from Los Angeles-area banks. Police had made earlier arrests in the case, but Wednesday was the first time they were able to locate so many of the bogus documents allegedly used in the scam and the equipment used to produce them, officials said.
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January 14, 1994 | THOM MROZEK
A case involving a Canoga Park-based counterfeit ring came to an end Thursday when the final two defendants pleaded guilty to forgery charges stemming from the manufacture of phony driver's licenses and other bogus documents. A multi-agency task force broke up the ring in September after undercover agents purchased phony documents in the names of Gov. Pete Wilson and City Councilwoman Laura Chick. Operating in an apartment at 21217 Gault St.
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March 9, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators say she may be the queen of the "trashers" in the San Fernando Valley, a woman who could take a voided check or bank statement culled from a trash dumpster and turn it into a lucrative enterprise. For years, investigators say, Marlene Olive made her living and fed an expensive drug habit by creating new identities and assuming the names of others.
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October 18, 1987 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Roland Comtois knew the routine well. Arrested by Los Angeles police on suspicion of burglary, he hooked his glasses in the open neck of his shirt and stared coldly at the camera. The hard set of his eyes betrayed nothing. No fear. No concern. The camera clicked, and the mug shot was taken. For Comtois, it was simply part of life.
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