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Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, White Collar Crimes Unit, investigation resulted in a total of 53 felony counts filed against three suspects.

The investigation began when the elderly victim discovered that her name was forged on property title in July 2016, via a fraudulent Power of Attorney. This enabled the suspect(s) the ability to convey or transact on behalf of the victim without her knowledge.

With a fraudulent power of attorney, the suspect(s) sold the property to a co-conspirator who purchased the property with funds obtained from a loan. The money from the fraudulently obtained loan was sent to the suspects.

Ultimately the investigation revealed the three suspects conspired to steal money from the victim by benefitting from the fraudulent Power of Attorney, sale of the property, and fraudulent loan against the victim's property.

This was done without the victim's knowledge or permission. The suspects were charged with Multiple Counts of 530(A) PC Identity Theft, 470(A) PC Forgery, 115(A) PC Forged Instrument, 487(A) PC Grand Theft, and 186.10(A) PC Money Laundering,

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects whereabouts is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-5910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an
online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select
the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Darwin Laroy Quinn
22 felony counts Bail set at $410,000



Shante Deshon Newton
22 felony counts Bail set at $460,000



Kimberly Diane Jones
9 felony counts Bail set at $290,000


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