White Collar / Economic Crimes Case Results
Internal Reference #1126
Facts: The defendant knowingly and willfully without authorization used another name and credit card number belonging to another person to purchase merchandise from victim valued at $5039.96. In addition, the defendant used a counterfeit California Drivers License with another name on it. The Drivers License Number comes back to a different name out of California. To Wit: An employee recognized the defendant from previous fraudulent transactions and alerted Loss Prevention who observed the defendant with an accomplice select merchandise and approach the register. The defendant produced a paper with the account belonging to another name. The regional office of the department store declined the transaction. The Loss Prevention Officer pointed out the two suspects who were detained and subsequently arrested. Post Miranda: The defendant admitted to the above and stated that a third accomplice gave them the fraudulent account and were going to split the profits from the merchandise.
The defendant was arrested and charged with Criminal Use of Personal Identification (817.568(2)B), Grand Theft (812.014(2)(C)2, and Unlawful Acts (Drivers License)(322.212(1)A). The defendant was a previously convicted felon.
- Criminal Use of Personal Identification (817.568(2)B), - Adjudication(Guilty), 49 days county jail .
- Grand Theft (812.014(2)(C)2 – 49 days county jail concurrent with count 1
- Unlawful Acts (Drivers License)(322.212(1)A) - Dismissed
Internal Reference #5029
Charges: Failure to purchase doc/stamp registration
Result: Failure to purchase doc/stamp registration – Dismissed
All charges dismissed
Internal Reference #6025
Facts: ∆ received several traffic citations in connection with this case. ∆ was asleep in his car and a deputy approached. Engine was not running, keys were never found. Allegedly, ∆ then tried to offer the deputy a bribe.
Process: Mr. Foley filed a motion to suppressed evidence for lack of reasonable suspicion. Went to jury trial with Co-Counsel. Co-Counsel deserves all the credit on this victory.
Result: Bribery – acquitted by jury
All charges dismissed