The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC is proud to announce that Attorney
Armstrong has had the charges against a recent client dismissed. In this
case, the accused was charged with cashing fraudulent checks but—as
Attorney Armstrong was able to assert to the District Attorney's Office—was
actually himself the victim of a larger fraud.
The accused, a Mexicali resident, was charged with grand theft and fraud.
He claimed to be working as a travel agent for an overseas company and
was found to be cashing bad checks at local banks. The client was sent
the checks from his employer and ordered to wire the money back to a main office.
Upon examination of the many emails between the accused and the employer,
Attorney Armstrong felt confident that his client was actually being scammed.
A closer look at the "employer" revealed that it was a business
entity in Russia—a telltale sign that the accused was being used
by a fraudster.
Presenting The Evidence
Attorney Armstrong flew to Palo Alto, which is where one of the victimis
lived, several times over eight months to speak with the District Attorney's
Office about this case. He presented the emails and asserted the accused's
circumstances: desperate for a regular job, he honestly had believed that
he had found honest work with a legitimate travel agency.
The District Attorney's Office was skeptical of the claim, but Attorney
Armstrong was also able to produce uncashed checks that the client had
handed over. As soon as the accused realized that he had been doing something
wrong, he had ceased his activity with the "employer." The uncashed
checks were just one more example of how cooperative and honest the accused
was trying to be in this case.
The District Attorney's Office appeared to still want to go through
with charges against the accused—until the day before the scheduled
preliminary hearing. That day, Attorney Armstrong finally received word
that the case against his client had been dismissed.
We congratulate Attorney Armstrong on this case result and know that it
will stand as just another example of the dedicated diligence and advocacy
he brings to his work.
Are you or a loved one facing a criminal charge? If so, the proven and
award-winning San Diego criminal defense attorneys
at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC are ready to hear your story. Our firm's committed work on behalf
of the accused has consistently provided favorable results, even in the
face of the most serious allegations.
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