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Thousand Oaks - Two Los Angeles residents arrested for bank fraud
5/30/2012 7:32:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Bank Fraud Arrests

Report Number:



Chase Bank, 3900 Block of Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

5-26-12 / 12:00 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department's Forgery / Fraud Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Kim, Jin Tae

Yoon, Ho Rim

Los Angeles

Los Angeles




On 5-26-12, Deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department, working in partnership with the United States Secret Service, discovered that (A) Jin Tae Kim and (A) Ho Rim Yoon were opening bank accounts and writing checks against the account, with the knowledge that there were insufficient funds in the accounts to cover the checks.     


Kim and Yoon were arrested at a Chase Bank Branch in Thousand Oaks, after making several fraudulent transactions at three different banks.  During the investigation, it was discovered that Kim and Yoon were conspiring with an unidentified third suspect, who was supplying them with information that was used to complete the crimes.  Kim and Yoon were booked at the Ventura County Sheriff's Department's East County Jail for Burglary, Fraud, and Conspiracy to commit a crime.  Investigators are continuing to attempt to identify additional suspects involved in the crimes.


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for these type of crimes.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Darin Rich

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Darin Rich  (805) 494-8201

Approved by:

Captain Steve Wade