Illinois Cops Nab California Deed Theft Suspect On Outstanding Warrants; Man Shipped Back To Face Multiple Felony Charges
In Southern California, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos announced late last month:
- In May 2008, felony charges were filed against John Christopher Foster, 50, formerly of Rancho Cucamonga, involving several felony counts of Real Estate Fraud related offenses. In 2005 and 2006, Foster forged the victim's signature on a Grant Deed and Deeds of Trust for property located in the city of Fontana. Subsequently, Foster sold the Fontana residence for $675,000.
- Investigators from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit found that Foster had fled California in January 2008. On August 14, 2008, Illinois State Troopers arrested him while driving through Douglas County, Illinois. Foster was arrested on the outstanding felony warrant, which included charges of: Forgery, identity theft, and filing forged documents with the County Recorder’s Office.
- On Wednesday, August 20, 2008, DA Investigators from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit extradited Foster, via airplane, back to California from the state of Illinois.
For the DA's press release, see Rancho Cucamonga Man Extradited From Illinois on Real Estate Fraud Charges.