California woman accused of selling bogus scrap stock

Sep 30, 2005 | 04:13 AM |

A Moorpark, Calif., woman faces charges of deceiving neighbors and colleagues by selling them $170,000 worth of stock in a non-existent scrap company and several other allegedly bogus ventures.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Herbert Curtis III ruled that Benilda Batoon Olivo, 58, should be held for trial after prosecutors alleged she swindled several area residents out of tens of thousands of dollars to fuel a gambling habit, according to a published report.....

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