TWO MEN CHARGED WITH STEALING CARS, JEWELRY, AND LUXURY MERCHANDISE IN MASSIVE $1.5 MILLION CREDIT CARD FRAUD SCHEME

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying any additional information on two men who were charged with stealing cars, jewelry, and luxury merchandise in a massive credit card fraud scheme with over $1.5 million in losses.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Daniel Lee Case, 47, San Juan Capistrano Charged in an amended complaint on Feb. 27, 2018, with the following counts:

Felony:

  • (49) Grand theft
  • (28) Vehicle theft
  • (5) Attempted grand theft
  • Attempted vehicle theft
  • Forgery
  • Access card counterfeiting
  • Access card forgery
  • Fraudulent use of an access card

Misdemeanors:

  • Attempted petty theft by false pretense
  • Identity theft

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • Aggravated white collar crime over $500,000
  • Property loss over $200,000
  • Property damage over $1,300,000
68 years in state prison Pre-trial hearing

Mar. 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department H-7, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach

Co-Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Harry Warner Glassford, 62, Wheatridge, Colo. Charged on Feb. 15, 2018, with the following felony counts:

  • (15) Grand theft
  • (12) Unlawful taking of a vehicle
  • (4) Attempted grand theft
  • (4) Attempted unlawful taking of a vehicle

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • Aggravated white collar crime over $500,00
  • Property loss over $200,000
28 years in state prison Pre-trial hearing

Mar. 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department H-7, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach

Circumstances of the Case

  • Between May 2017 and December 2017, Case is accused of conducting a massive credit card fraud scheme and Glassford is accused of assisting Case in stealing approximately $650,000.
  • Case is accused of posing as a wealthy businessman and contacting merchants to purchase high-dollar, luxury items including cars, jewelry, and expensive hotel room services.
  • Defendant Case is accused of using a credit card issued from a foreign bank and requesting the merchant complete a “force post” transaction for the merchandise or services.
  • In a force post transaction, the credit card purchase is conducted offline with an authorization code. Case or his accomplices are accused of receiving the stolen merchandise and/or services after the merchants believed the credit card transactions were successful.
  • The merchants were later notified the transaction was fraudulent.

This is investigation is ongoing and no further details will be provided at this time. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Orange County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Erik Tilove at: (714) 647-7031.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Paulie Fabian, Major Fraud Unit

Orange County District Attorney / Case: #18HF0136, #18HF0258 / February 28, 2018

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