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News Release

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Media Relations

Holiday Bunco Schemes


What:
News Conference to educate the public regarding common bunco schemes committed during the Holiday season.

When:
Friday, December 15, 2006
10:00 A.M.

Where:
Parker Center (front breeze way)
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Captain Michael Chambers, Commercial Crimes Division
Commercial Crime Detectives
Victims of bunco schemes

Why:
Each year, the number of bunco schemes goes up during the Holiday season. Detectives have prepared a list of the most frequently used schemes by con artists.

Over the last six months, detectives estimate that con artists have cheated people out of $250,000. At least one victim of a recent con artist will be present for interviews.

Spanish-speaking detectives will also be available, as will a Spanish-speaking victim.