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News Release

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD Detectives Provide Information About a Travel Agent Committing Fraud

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Northeast Division Community Room
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA  90065

WHO:
LAPD Captain William Murphy, Commanding Officer, Northeast Area
LAPD Lieutenant II Steve Flores, Commanding Officer, Northeast Detective Division
LAPD Detective Shon Wells, Investigating Detective, Northeast Detective Division
LAPD Northeast Area Detective Personnel
Victims of this scam

WHY:
To ask for the public’s help in identifying and locating any additional victims of a scam by a travel agent who accepted money for airline tickets, but left the victims stranded at airports without tickets.

At the news conference, detectives will reveal the identity of the suspect, provide background information on recent developments in the case and seek assistance from the public to help solve it. A photograph of the suspect will be made available to the media for public dissemination.

CONTACT:
For further information, contact Northeast Area detectives at 213-458-2566 or the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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