Two more Murrieta / Temecula scam articles

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Submitted by AK on February 21, 2007 - 10:22am

#1: "Anna Richter, one of two Rialto women suing in federal court, said Tuesday that a friend from her church brought her into the group. ... Richter identified the church friend as Connie Duron, the aunt of McLeod's wife, a member of the church since August 2005. ... 'Connie to me was like a mom,' Richter said."

(OK, I know all about "affinity fraud" but here we're talking about mortgaging your life on the word of someone who just joined your church.)

#2: Some participants report that the houses were purchased in the name of "Total Return Fund" ... or that they were tricked into signing grant deeds under the guise of "liquidating" the properties.

(Is there anyone out there with a portable electrochemical gas sensor who can take O2 readings along I-15? I suspect a pattern of long-term brain damage resulting from borderline oxygen deprivation.)

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on February 21, 2007 - 12:12pm.

As a Christian I must admit that anytime someone approaches me to conduct business, and mentions faith I grab onto my wallet.

That's not to say there are tons of scammers lining the churches, I just mean in general even if I meet someone at a social gathering. I vistited a fairly nice, growing church up in Carlsbad, and the first guy I met mentioned some investment property in Twenty-Nine Palms. Sure thing, blah-blah. Probably a nice church, but that left an impact that I didn't want to go back.

Submitted by PerryChase on February 21, 2007 - 5:28pm.

the defendants promised to invest the remaining 10 to 25 percent of it in low-risk, high-return investments.

Is there anything as low-risk, high return??!

The couple, Vicente Rodriguez and Kim Kelso, allege that they lost 12 houses in a similar way,

If they were so greedy and bought 12 houses under this scam, they really deserve to loose everything.   


Submitted by coreclient on March 15, 2007 - 9:08am.

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Submitted by coreclient on September 1, 2007 - 11:57am.

These folks are fighting back. Good for them I hope they stick it to the fraudsters. The fraudsters need to go to jail for a long time.

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