Rosa Carrasco, Ugly Police Mugshot Poser, and Husband Santiago Carrasco Cop to Stealing $413,000 in Benies by Faking His Death
The Santa Ana couple must also come up with $413,000 in restitution.
They pleaded guilty to the scheme that began over the summer of 2004, when the now-52-year-old husband traveled to Mexico to bribe authorities into issuing a death certificate for his alias, Lucio Rodriguez. With documents in hand that showed "Lucio" had died of a heart attack, Santiago returned to the U.S. to live under his real name.
|Photos courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office|
|A couple of frauds|
Rosa, who worked in a retail store at South Coast Plaza, and Santiago, a Fontana-based truck driver, accepted a court offer by copping to two felony counts of grand theft with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property loss over $200,000.
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