Irvine Police Warn Public of Serial Scammer

Irvine Police Warn Public of Serial Scammer
Above: Screen still from surveillance video (Photos and video courtesy of Irvine PD)

Irvine Police are warning the public about the activities of Retan Munteanu (24) of Romania, whom they say is a skilled scammer who has bilked many businesses around the world.

He “scams by sleight of hand” when handling cash purchases, able to distract and confuse businesses by removing bills while they’re being counted, police said.

His most recent hit was a jewelry store in Irvine, where he allegedly scammed them out of $1,900 dollars.

Anyone with information about Manteanu or his activities is encouraged to contact Detective Ricci at

Irvine Police Warn Public of Serial Scammer was last modified: November 4th, 2022 by admin
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Claire Sharpe is a California based writer/reporter - focusing on crime and arrest news in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties.

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