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September 2013 Archives

Alleged theft of watch may mean felony charge

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 16 for an alleged theft in Orange County. The Newport Beach resident was accused of stealing a watch from a jewelry store in Westminster. The alleged theft resulted in the man being charged with a robbery and sent to Orange County Jail. He may face a criminal trial for the incident with the possibility of a felony charge.

California woman sees her stolen property returned.

The victim of a burglary has had nearly all of her stolen property returned thanks to a tip from a fellow musician. The California woman had eight harps stolen from her Sacramento home. After the theft, a local news station ran a report featuring the woman's story. A musician saw the story and later recognized the harps at a local flea market. The musician alerted police, who then arrested the vendor selling the harps and charged him with possession of stolen property.

$1.7M ordered to be paid after Claifornia alleged surrogate fraud

A California woman accused of running a surrogacy scam pleaded guilty to the charges but now has been ordered to pay more than $1.7 million to those whom the court said that she defrauded. The 37-year-old was serving five years in prison for the alleged fraud before the restitution order was handed down. Court documents claimed that from 2006 to 2009, the woman enacted a scheme to defraud parenting hopefuls through her own company and through an independent financial group.

Accused thief locked inside convenience store

A 30-year-old man suspected of stealing cigarettes was locked inside of a California convenience store with the clerk. Events that unfolded after he was locked in the store have led to further charges for more serious crimes. In addition to robbery, the accused is now facing charges of resisting arrest and battery of a police officer. The incident took place at a Stockton convenience store located near North California Street and East Sonoma Avenue.

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