Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # TBA: February 14, 2014
FULLERTON – A police officer has been charged with stealing approximately $24,000 from a financial lender and a wholesale automobile buyer after failing to repay a loan and fraudulently selling his truck, which was collateral for the unpaid loan. The officer was off duty at the time. Hugo Garcia, 32, is charged with one felony count of grand theft by false pretense and one felony count of embezzlement by debtor of security agreement. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in jail. Garcia is scheduled to be arraigned March 14, 2014, at the North Justice Center, Fullerton. The time and Department are to be determined.
In October 2012, Garcia is accused of taking out a loan for approximately $12,000 from a financial lender using his Chevrolet Tahoe as collateral. The defendant is accused of making two payments on the loan and then failing to make any additional payments. Continue reading