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Michael Cross from Hemet was arrested Wed, march 27, by Menifee  Police investigators on charges of extortion and elder abuse.
Michael Cross from Hemet was arrested Wed, march 27, by Menifee Police investigators on charges of extortion and elder abuse.

Menifee Police arrest Hemet man for extortion, elder abuse cases in Menifee, Perris, Beaumont, Cabazon

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Issue 13, Volume 17.
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MENIFEE - SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE - On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Menifee Police investigators served a search warrant at an address on Inez St., in the city of Hemet. Investigators were in search of evidence linking a resident to multiple cases of extortion in the cities of Menifee, Perris, Beaumont and Cabazon.

The suspect in the case, Michael Cross, 51 yrs., residing in the city of Hemet, CA, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on seven counts of extortion, 11 counts of attempted extortion and seven counts of elder abuse.

The investigation revealed Cross randomly called numerous elderly people in the cities of Menifee, Perris, Beaumont and Cabazon and tricked them into believing he was their nephew or grandson who was in desperate need of money. Cross would tell the victim he needed money to get out of trouble and arrange for them to meet him at an ATM machine or restaurant parking lot. Cross would claim to be the nephew/grandson's friend when he met the victims to collect the money.

Investigators believe there are several more victims who are unaware they were victimized or possibly embarrassed they were conned by Cross. The Sheriff's Department urges anyone who believes they were victimized by such a ruse, to please contact Investigator Jason Trudeau, at the Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or email the Perris Station

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.



Comment Profile ImageMonica Post
Comment #1 | Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm
We believe that the evidence supports that Robert Lewis Fuller, Doris Aleda Fuller, Daniel Kristoff Lak et al. may have committed the following felony violations:

(1) Violation of CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 368-368.5 Special Crimes Against Elders [Criminal Elder Abuse]

(2) Violation of CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 487 Grand Theft

(3) Violation of CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 506 Embezzlement

(4) Violation of CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 118 Perjury

(5) Violation of CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 470-483.5 Forgery, Fraud, Defraud, Corruption of Records.

(6) Violations of various other CALIFORNIA PENAL & CIVIL CODES

"Of all the illegal and illicit enterprises in the world, elder exploitation is among the safest and most profitable."

The above named individuals have yet to be charged, they conspired and stole over $308,000.00 and several real estate properties.
Criminal Elder Abuse, Criminal Financial Elder Abuse, Fraud, Undue Influence, Theft, etc.
Comment Profile ImageRe????
Comment #2 | Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Give me 5 minutes with this miscreant.What a piece of work.

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