Alhambra Police Looking for Scam Victims

By City News Service

Alhambra police Tuesday asked for people who may have been victimized by a man who was arrested on suspicion of grand theft in a scheme bilking victims out of their bank funds.

Kevin Hu was arrested at his home in Alhambra on Oct. 16, according to Sgt. Gerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department.

According to Johnson, Hu used a ruse to obtain the victim’s bank account information while allegedly discussing an employment opportunity. He would make it appear that he had deposited money into the victim’s account. The victim was then told to withdraw the cash and give to Hu. Later, the deposits were found to be fraudulent.

Hu met his victims via newspaper and Internet ads and at coffeehouses throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Alhambra police detectives believe there are other victims.

Anyone who may have been victimized by Hu was asked to call Detective John Lee of the Alhambra Police Department at (626) 570-5158.

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November 15, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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