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Suspect Charged in Los Angeles Area iPhone Scam

By Martinian & Associates  Jan. 30, 2012 3:43p

Police had been investigating several reports of people getting ripped off when attempting to purchase an iPhone from someone on Craigslist. One victim reported that he met with a man claiming to sell iPhones via the free classifieds website intending to purchase three of the high-demand cellular phones. The seller arrived in a black SUV and the two exchanged cash and the three iPhone boxes. The man quickly got back into his vehicle—which had no license plates—and drove away.

When the buyer opened one of the boxes to examine the phone he discovered a user's manual and a ceramic tile—no phone. Police detectives later arrested a 41-year-old man, L.D., after observing him trying to sell iPhone boxes that contained no phones according to reports. More boxes containing only a ceramic tile were found in the man's possession. L.D. has been charged with four counts of grand theft. Have you been investigated or charged with a fraud crime in the LA area? Don't hesitate to get the help of a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

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Despite the fact that fraud is generally considered a non-violent crime the penalties are still severe and you should have the strong representation of a fraud lawyer on your side. A fraud offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the extent of the alleged fraudulent activity and the value that the victim was defrauded. In cases involving multiple states, crossing state lines, the internet and others, it may be a federal offense as well. A defense attorney with the law offices of Martinian & Associates has successfully represented clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area in fraud matters including health care fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, business fraud and other white collar crimes. We have the experience and expertise our clients need in order to see a positive outcome. When you are in need of excellent, knowledgeable and dedicated representation, go with the award winning team in criminal defense. Schedule a free initial consultation today.

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