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Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigators Arrest Real Estate Fraud Suspect
8/13/2013 6:45:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Grand Theft Arrest ' Real Estate Fraud

Report Number:

RB # 13-10086


2235 Hyperion Ave.  Los Angeles, CA

Date & Time:

8/13/13 / 0920 hours

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Forgery and Fraud Unit

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

City of Residence



(S)Jose Eduardo Martinez Jr.






On 8/13/13, Jose Eduardo Martinez Jr., was arrested in Los Angeles by Thousand Oaks Detectives for Grand Theft / Real Estate Fraud.   

On 5/7/13, the victim reported to the Thousand Oaks Police Department that after canceling a sale on a residence, their $10,000.00 deposit had not been refunded by the escrow company. After an investigation by Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Forgery/ Fraud Unit, it was determined that a former employee of the real estate company, Jose Eduardo Martinez Jr., had wired the deposit intended for the victim into his personal bank account.

Jose Eduardo Martinez was booked into the Ventura County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail pending his arraignment in Superior Court.



Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Britt #3572


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Britt ' 805-494-8232


Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



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