WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 14, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — A Detroit man has been charged with stealing roughly $225,000 from an elderly woman he befriended after she signed over her apartment complex to him, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Carlson Alyn Jackson (dob 11/24/55) was charged with three counts of grand theft from an elder and one count of offering a forged instrument in case BA439441. The criminal complaint also includes special allegations of excessive loss over $200,000 and aggravated white collar crime.
Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Deputy District Attorney Tina Hooks of the Elder Abuse Section said Jackson has known the victim Mable Miles since he was a child and moved in with her in March 2014.
Miles owned an eight-unit apartment complex in Mid-City and two months later she was allegedly tricked into transferring the property title to Jackson, who claimed in escrow documents that he was the victim’s nephew.
After the sale of the property, the money was deposited into a bank account that was shared between Jackson and Miles. The defendant is accused of then siphoning the proceeds and putting them into his personal account.
Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $1 million.
If convicted as charged, Jackson faces up to six years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division.
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