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Faked Death Certificates Could Lead to Prison for Couple
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

A couple from Santa Ana was arrested on Monday for faking a death and collecting benefits.  The husband a 51 year old truck driver went under the name of Lucio Rodriguez for about twenty years while living with his wife Rosa Carrasco.  According to the Orange County Register the Carrascos agreed in 2004 to travel…

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Orange County High School Baseball Team Theft
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

Last Wednesday night, on March 10, 2010, $10,000-$12,000 worth of gear was stolen from locked outdoor storage sheds at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, Orange County. The young players were shocked to find their mitts, bats, helmets, cleats, catching gear and pitching machine all gone. 80% of these items belonged to the players…

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Shoplifting Increases During The Holidays
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

If you “Google” the phrase “shoplifting during the holidays” you will find hundreds of news items from across the country discussing how shoplifting increases during the holiday season. Not surprising, the number of shoplifting arrests increases as well. Here is video from WBKO which discusses how one major US retailer, TARGET, deals with shoplifters. If…

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Polston Pled Guily to Grand Theft at Boys & Girls Clubs Tustin CA
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

The head of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin, California in Orange County, Clifford Polston, pled guilty to grand theft for stealing more than $114,000 from the group. The Boys & Girls Club of Tustin, which provides a safe place for youth to learn and grow, was shocked over the recent turn of events.…

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Is it Petty Theft or Grand Theft?
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

Many times when we are watching television news or a crime drama we hear the phrases petty theft or grand theft. In most states the value of the stolen item(s) will determine what crime will be charged. In California the most common theft charge is Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 488); this can only be…

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