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Contra Costa Residents Assist Police In Arrest of Burglary Suspect

Posted by: on December 7, 2011

Four people were arrested Friday when they allegedly tried to burglarize a home but instead ran into a village of vigilant citizens.

The drama unfolded for nearly 90 minutes after a neighbor called 911 to report that three unknown people had jumped a fence in the 1400 block of Reliez Valley Road.

A police search led to the arrest of 18-year-old Rashawn Ragland-Smith, 18-year-old Edward Moore and two 16-year-old boys. Moore, like Ragland-Smith, was being held in County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of burglary, weapons violations and resisting arrest, Lee said. The two 16-year-olds were taken to Juvenile Hall.

Minutes after the three suspects hopped the fence, police received another call from a resident saying an alarm was going off at the same location, Lee said. Three of the teens ran, but a fourth tried to drive away in a Ford. A citizen’s “good description” of that vehicle led police to follow it, Lee said, and officers pulled it over on Pleasant Hill Road.

Inside the vehicle police found property stolen in a previous residential burglary in Concord, Lee said. The driver surrendered.

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Federal grand jury indicted a Fremont woman for mail fraud, accused of stealing $800,000 from Citigroup clients

Posted by: on June 29, 2011

The FBI arrested a Fremont woman on suspicion of stealing more than $800,000 from more than 20 Citigroup clients, a United States Department of Justice official said.

Tamara Lanz Moon, 43, was arraigned this week after a federal grand jury indicted her on six counts of mail fraud in connection with the case.  Moon, who worked for Citigroup from 1996 to 2008, operated a scheme in which she allegedly falsified account records, forged client signatures, made unauthorized trades in client accounts and created fake letters of authorization to divert client funds, federal prosecutors said.

Authorities have accused Moon of using the money from the scheme to invest in real estate, remodel her home, pay mortgages on properties she owned, pay her credit card bills, and to lower the line of credit for her home equity.

If convicted of each count, she faces a maximum prison sentence of 120 years, authorities said.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a federal offense, such as mail fraud, please contact our office at (415) 484-0906 or for an immediate consultation.

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