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  • Costa Mesa man guilty of using stolen credit cards in Vegas

    A Costa Mesa man was convicted of identity theft and other federal offenses in a credit card scheme targeting Vietnamese people, authorities said Monday. Hung Van Tieu, 62, was convicted of two counts of credit card fraud, aggravated identity theft and...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of stealing credit cards

    A Beaumont, Calif., resident has been arrested in connection to burglaries near Fashion Island, police said Tuesday. David Scott Raines, 44, was arrested Friday after an employee at the Marriott Hotel & Spa at 900 Newport Center Drive called police to...
  • Identity thief gets 76 months in prison

    A Los Angeles man convicted in June for his involvement in an international identity theft scheme was sentenced to 76 months in federal prison, authorities said Wednesday. The man was arrested in 2011 by Costa Mesa police at South Coast Plaza. Doren...
  • Apodaca: Prom can hit the pocketbook hard

    Add this to the list of potential threats to the economy: prom costs. As I write this column, my 17-year-old son is preparing to attend his high school prom, and I am trying not to think about how much money we're blowing on one night of teenage revelry....
  • Former Costa Mesa police chief explains his departure

     Former Costa Mesa police chief explains his departure
    Costa Mesa's former police chief confirmed in a recent interview that he was suspended and ultimately resigned from the city after an investigation found that he had charged gas for his personal vehicle on a city credit card. "Bad judgment? Yes," said...
  • Man convicted of credit card fraud

    A Los Angeles man arrested at South Coast Plaza in August has been convicted of stealing credit cards from the elderly. Doren Harold Ward, 37, was convicted last week of six felonies, including charges of aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and...
  • Spirituality: Prayer can help curb spending

    November is a month most of us express thanks for all that we have — for home, family, friends and faith. But that was "so yesterday!" Now, Thanksgiving seems to be only a speed bump slowing us before our holiday buying frenzy, while the turkey and...
  • Apodaca: Be careful about swiping cards as you shop

    On the day after Thanksgiving, I ate leftovers, went to a movie, ate more leftovers, and put gas in my car in preparation for a trip to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA-Stanford football game the following day. Oh yes, I might also have been the victim of a...
  • Four arrested in connection to stolen car

    The recovery of a stolen Mercedes-Benz by Irvine police this week has led to the arrest of four people, including a man they believe was involved in multiple car thefts and burglaries in Irvine, police announced. Officers saw a Mercedes-Benz with a paper...
  • Irvine man to serve 1 year

    An Irvine man is scheduled to surrender himself to police Nov. 12 and serve a year in jail for his role in a credit card forgery ring, Orange County prosecutors said. Jerome Abaquin Gonzales, 33, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court Sept. 10 to...
  • City Life: Be careful with credit

    There was nothing unusual about the credit card pitch on the outside of the envelope. You've gotten dozens of them over the years, perhaps even hundreds, and they all look or sound about the same: an initial low interest rate, perhaps some airline miles,...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Nguyen's address in doubt

    SPECIAL REPORT: Nguyen's address in doubt
    A candidate for state office may not have lived in the district he seeks to represent at the time he registered to vote, when he submitted his nomination papers, and when he voted there during the primary election, according to campaign finance and...