On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the suspect (depicted in the photographs provided) applied for an auto loan with a lending company located in central Long Beach. The suspect used an altered Department of Motor Vehicles Certificate of Title form, along with fraudulent documents including a driver’s license, utility bill, proof of insurance, and paystubs. He also used an unsuspecting victim’s name, date of birth and social security number. The suspect was able to obtain a $15,000 loan under these false pretenses. Once the loan was approved, the suspect went to a money transfer business in the City of Torrance and received the loan proceeds in cash.
The individual in the photographs is suspected of committing multiple felony crimes including identity theft, forgery, perjury, conspiracy, grand theft and burglary.
Anyone who recognizes this individual, or has information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Financial Crimes Detective Dominick Scaccia at (562) 570-7391. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.