Hefty Sentence Awaits Man for Scamming Pasadena’s Elderly with Fake Vehicle-Injury Schemes
PASADENA – Richard Henry Solis (dob 3/7/62) of Arcadia concocted elaborate fraudulent vehicle injury schemes to scam the elderly. Then, he demanded money and/or stole their belongings.
The Los Angeles D.A. announced that the 57-year-old-man was charged on 12/2/19 with scamming eight elderly victims in the Pasadena area. A hefty sentence looms large.
Solis has racked up felony and misdemeanor counts: two felony counts of grand theft from elder and six misdemeanor counts of petty theft from elder.
“The complaint includes an allegation that Solis was convicted in 2006 and 2009 of seven counts of first-degree burglary,” said Deputy District Attorney Melanie Drew. Case GA106852 was filed on Nov. 14th.
During the time of September 2018 through October 2019, the alleged crimes involved the defendant’s claims of being injured by his victims’ vehicles. According to the prosecutor, he would then ask for money to pay for medical expenses, and/or steal their belongings.
Over $100K was reportedly stolen from his 65-91 year-old victims. Pasadena PD Investigators are actively investigating the case.
A possible maximum sentence of sixteen years in prison awaits the scammer, if convicted as charged.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights.