LA County District Attorney Charged Suspects In Real Estate Fraud Scheme

LA County District Attorney Charged Suspects In Real Estate Fraud Scheme

July 20, 2019

 

A West Hills woman already accused of bilking millions of dollars from elderly property owners and others has been charged in a third real estate fraud case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced .


Angela Fawn Wallace (dob 12/3/60), aka Leah Denise Williams, was charged in case BA479339 with 68 felony counts, including identity theft, forgery relating to identity theft, procuring and offering false or forged instrument, counterfeit seal, grand theft and money laundering.
Co-defendants Charlesetta Brown (dob 12/24/50), aka Barbara Brown, of Los Angeles and David Jayson Greene (dob 9/11/74), aka Damian Dave Brown, of Los Angeles face 54 felony counts.


The charges for all three defendants include allegations of taking more than $100,000 through fraud and embezzlement and having prior felony convictions. The case was filed for warrant on July 12.


Brown pleaded not guilty today at an arraignment hearing. Wallace and Greene pleaded not guilty earlier this week. Bail for Wallace was set at $1.61 million and for Brown and Greene at $1.27 million each.


Woman Charged in Third Real Estate Fraud Case, Two Others AccusedA bail review hearing for the three defendants is scheduled for July 24, followed by a preliminary hearing on July 29, in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.


In 2015 and 2016, the defendants are accused of creating fraudulent deeds in order to illegally take out a loan against a Los Angeles home and later sell it, according to Deputy District Attorney Walter Mueller of the Real Estate Fraud Section.


Wallace also allegedly created false deeds for two other Los Angeles residential properties in 2015 and then in 2018 illegally signed deeds of trust on the residences as collateral for her bail in another fraud case, the prosecutor said.
The crimes allegedly resulted in a loss of more than $400,000.Wallace faces a possible maximum sentence of 41 years in state prison if convicted as charged. Brown and Greene each face up to 35 years and eight months in prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.


Wallace previously was charged in cases BA474533 and BA468922 with a total of 162 felony counts, including grand theft, identity theft, forgery and money laundering. Those charges include special allegations of taking of more than $200,000 and prior convictions.
If convicted as charged in those two cases, she faces a possible maximum sentence of 81 years and 10 months in state prison.About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights. 

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