NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A Newport Seashore couple is accused of committing deed fraud on three space properties, and the same factor occurred to an Oscar-winning actress.
Prosecutors say 59-year-old Ronald Eugene Griffin didn’t simply trespass onto Halle Berry’s Hollywood Hills dwelling earlier this yr. They are saying he claimed to personal it and reportedly tried to alter the locks whereas she was away.
In response to the Los Angeles Police Division, when Griffin confirmed up on the property for the second time in two months, he had a faux deed of possession prompting staff to name police who confirmed with Berry that she didn’t give anybody authorization to alter the title of her dwelling.
Griffin was modified with a felony depend of procuring and providing a false guarantee deed and petty theft.
Again in Orange County, the couple from Newport Seashore is dealing with expenses associated to fraudulently taking on the titles of three space properties they didn’t personal. In response to prosecutors, the couple allegedly stole $5.9 million within the rip-off.
In response to Orange County Superior Court docket information, Ronald Cedric Touchard, 59, faces 54 counts of cash laundering, three counts of grand theft and three counts of recording a false or solid instrument, in addition to a number of attainable sentencing enhancements. Misty Denise Touchard, 43, faces 13 counts of cash laundering and three counts of grand theft, in addition to attainable sentencing enhancements, information present.
“If you happen to’re going to return in right here and also you’re going to fraudulently report paperwork, on the finish of the day, you’re going to get prosecuted,” Hugh Nguyen, Orange County clerk-recorder, stated.
Nguyen stated he has solely seen two circumstances of title fraud previously six years. Each have been prosecuted.
In response to Nguyen, in Orange County householders will know inside…