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News Release

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Media Relations

Royal Prestige Scam Ends in Arrest Detectives Encourage Any Other Victims to Come Forward NA10005bb

WHAT:    
News conference to announce arrests of two suspects posing as collection agents.

WHEN:    
Thursday, January 7, 2010
9 a.m.

WHERE:       
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Northeast Community Police Station
Community Relations Room
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

WHO:          
LAPD Northeast Area Commanding Officer Captain William Murphy
LAPD Northeast Area Detective Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Steve Flores
LAPD Northeast Area Detectives and Officers
                               
WHY:             
For several months, the suspects posed as collection agents, threatened victims with fear of being arrested in exchange of large amounts of currency. Detectives are asking other victims to come forward.

NOTE:     
Visuals will include photos of suspects and exemplars of letters sent to victims.

For more information, please contact Media Relations at 213-485-3586.      


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