View Mobile Site

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos


Preliminary hearing date set for alleged ‘blond scammer’

Posted: August 23, 2013 5:50 p.m.
Updated: August 23, 2013 5:50 p.m.

A preliminary hearing date has been set in the case of the “blond scammer,” a woman who was allegedly part of a ring that stole wallets from women and impersonated credit card holders to obtain cash or expensive jewelry.

Poway resident Pilar Raine Abalos was ordered to appear in Department H of San Fernando Superior Court on Oct. 30 for a preliminary hearing, according to Shiara Davila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Local deputies in January responded to three separate reports of women whose wallets were stolen, Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said.

In each case, the female victims stated they had their wallets removed from their purses while shopping at grocery stores in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to Dubin.

Following the thefts, stolen credit cards were used to obtain cash advances at various banks and attempt to purchase expensive jewelry.

Abalos is the suspect in those thefts and faces charges of identity theft and burglary.

Detectives have said they believe the woman suspected in the thefts — described as a blond — was working with an accomplice.

The person described as the leader of that ring, 54-year-old Los Angeles resident Valerie Lynne Ray, has already entered a plea of no contest in San Fernando Superior Court and been sentenced to three years in prison.



Most Popular Articles

There are no articles at this time.
Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.


Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...