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12/21/2013 - Crime Stoppers Case Files: Counterfeiting and Piracy December 2013

 

6/29/2013 - Lynwood Public Safety Fair

The City of Lynwood joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, LASD Motorsports, and LA Crime Stoppers in hosting its annual Public Safety Fair at Yvonne Burke/Ham Park.

The annual fair invites members of the Lynwood community and from surrounding communities to spend an afternoon learning about public safety. LA Crime Stoppers would like to thank The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, The Los Angeles Police Department, LASD Motorsports and Lynwood City Mayor Salvador Alatorre for the generous support of the Crime Stoppers mission at this event.

6/20/2013 - 5 People Arrested for $200K Macy`s Gift Card Fraud Scheme

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Commercial Crimes Bureau



SUSPECTS
Richard Reyes Duenas,
Justin Delgadillo
Noemi Fuentefria
Geovani Vega
Daniel Alvarez


NARRATIVE

On December 6, 2010, Lakewood Sheriff’s Station deputies contacted Richard Reyes Duenas as a result of a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Richard Reyes Duenas, an admitted Sovereign Citizen, became resistive and was subsequently arrested. During a search of Duenas’ vehicle, 16 fraudulent Macy’s Department Store gift cards were discovered.


On January 25, 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Richard Reyes Duenas with one count of Grand Theft, one count of Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, three counts of Acquiring Access Card Account Information to Commit Grand Theft and nine counts of Access Card Forgery in connection with Gift Card Fraud associated with Macy’s Department Store. The Los Angeles County Superior Court case number is BA392815.

The matter was referred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Commercial Crimes Bureau for investigation.

A subsequent investigation determined that Richard Reyes Duenas was obtaining Macy’s Department Store gift card account numbers and associated PIN codes, which he utilized to prepare forged Macy’s gift cards, via inactive Macy’s gift cards stolen from Macy’s Department Stores. The forged Macy’s Department Store gift cards were sold at street level to consumers by Richard Reyes Duenas’ associates. The fraudulent gift cards were also utilized by Richard Reyes Duenas, and his associates, to make Macy’s Department Store purchases of Apple electronics. Richard Reyes Duenas had been connected to the theft of approximately $218,000 in Macy’s Department Store gift card dollars.

A total of 41 Macy’s Department Stores were targeted, ranging from the Oakland area to San Diego. The city locations: Los Angeles, Burbank, Chula Vista, Torrance, El Cajon, San Diego, Culver City, Glendale, Santa Barbara, Laguna Hills, Lakewood, North Hollywood, Cerritos, Manhattan Beach, Mission Viejo, Montclair, Montebello, Newport Beach, Escondido, Northridge, National City, Pleasanton, City of Industry, San Bernardino, Daly City, Redondo Beach, Costa Mesa, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Thousand Oaks, Canoga Park, La Jolla, Ventura, Rancho Cucamonga, and Woodland Hills.

Four associates of Richard Duenas were arrested and charged in 2012. They include Brent Justin Delgadillo, charged with one count Grand Theft, one count Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, and ten counts Access Card Forgery; Noemi Fuentefria, charged with one count Grand Theft, one count Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, seven counts Access Card Forgery, and one count Access Card Sales; Geovani Vega, charged with one count Grand Theft, one count Conspiracy, four counts Access Card Forgery and one count of Acquiring Access Card Account Information to Commit Grand Theft; and Daniel Alvarez, charged with one count Grand Theft and one count Conspiracy. Between the dates of May 16 -17, 2012 all four associates were arrested and have been successfully prosecuted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Richard Reyes Duenas had remained outstanding.

The Commercial Crimes Bureau recently received information that Richard Reyes Duenas was residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was contacted and subsequently placed Richard Reyes Duenas under arrest.

Richard Reyes Duenas waived extradition and was subsequently transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Walnut Sheriff’s Station, where he was booked on June 19, 2013 for the indicated charges.

Anyone with information or questions regarding this case is asked to contact Detective R. Barton at (562) 946-7217.

 

Effected Macy’s store locations:

Beverly Center, Burbank Town Center, Chula Vista Center, Chula Vista, Del Amo, El Cajon Parkway Plaza, Fashion Valley Mall, Fox Hills, Glendale Galleria, Horton Plaza, La Cumbre Plaza, Laguna Hills, Lakewood, Laurel Plaza, North Hollywood, Los Cerritos, Manhattan Beach, Mission Valley, Mission Viejo, Montclair Plaza, Montebello Town Center, Newport Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Northcounty Fair, Northridge Fashion Center, Plaza Los Angeles, Plaza Bonita, Pleasanton, Puente Hills, San Bernardino Island Center, Serramonte, Daly City, Sherman Oaks, South Bay Galleria, South Coast Plaza - Main, South Coast Plaza - Home, Southland Hayward, Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, Thousand Oaks, Topanga Plaza, University Town Center, Ventura Pacific View, Victoria Gardens, Westside Pavillions, Woodland Hills Promenade

12/4/2012 - Crime Stoppers Tip leads to the arrest of the “Tiger Bandit”

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau Detectives filed Bank Robbery charges on Thursday, December 7, 2012, against 32 year old Winston Damian Evans from the City of Compton.

Evans, was dubbed the “Tiger Bandit” because he wore a Detroit Tigers ball cap during several of his robberies. He is believed to be responsible for five southland bank robberies in Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Lomita.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau Detectives arrested Evans after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip that lead them to his location.

10/6/2012 - Shred-it Community Event
6/12/2012 - Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative Press Conference

Authorities: Fake goods coming through state`s seaports drain $8B from economy

By Art Marroquin Staff Writer Daily Breeze

Fake computers, medicines and designer clothes coming through California`s seaports drain about $8 billion worth of tax revenue from state coffers each year, the head of the Board of Equalization said Tuesday.

The illegal funds are usually channeled through a so-called underground economy of organized crime gangs to fund illegal human, drug and gun smuggling operations, said Jerome Horton, chairman of the state Board of Equalization.

"Not since the days of Al Capone have they been so organized and robbed the state of California and the United States of so many funds," Horton said during a news conference at the Port of Los Angeles.

Horton said he supports a measure by state Sen. Curren Price, D-Los Angeles, that would allow the state`s nine tax agencies to investigate and combat smuggling efforts.

If ultimately approved, the pilot program also would investigate those accused of tax evasion, fraud and other so-called "off-the-book" activities. Price`s Senate Bill 1185 was approved by the state Senate and is now being considered by the Assembly.

"We must capture the billions lost to the underground economy by creating a concerted and comprehensive effort to protect our state`s signature industries and California`s consumers and taxpayers," Price said in a written statement.

After arriving at ports, counterfeit products are usually sold by vendors at flea markets, independent shops, swap

meets and online, said Port of Los Angeles Police Chief Ronald Boyd. Signs to look for include low prices or skewed trademark logos.

Additionally, items such as black-market cigarettes and medicine could pose serious health risks to unsuspecting consumers, Boyd said while pointing to several confiscated items displayed at the port.

Over the past three years, the Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department`s Counterfeiting and Piracy Enforcement

Team, composed of three investigators, has seized about $320million worth of knockoff designer products and arrested more than 200 suspected smugglers and counterfeiters.

"And we are barely scratching the surface," sheriff`s Cmdr. Todd Rogers said. "The bottom line is, if the deal you`re being offered seems too good to be true, then you`re probably buying a fake and hurting us all in the process."

art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com

http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_20842333/authorities-fake-goods-coming-through-states-seaports-drain?source=email

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6/11/2012 - Crime Stoppers Laugh Factory Comedy Event

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5/31/2012 - 2012 LA Crime Stoppers Awards Reception

 

 

 



 

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