WASHINGTON, D.C. — (RealEstateRama) — A 46-year-old man was sentenced today to more than eight years in state prison for using fraudulent cashier checks at auctions to buy property, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Lamar Adams pleaded guilty to one count each of grand theft, identity theft and procuring and offering a false or forged instrument and was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dorothy Reyes to eight years and four months in prison.
Deputy District Attorney Daniel Kinney of the Real Estate Fraud Section prosecuted the case.
Adams attended property auctions in Los Angeles County and took fake cashier checks to purchase homes or other property. He managed to obtain title to property through the scam and received more than $500,000 in fraudulent loans or refunds.
Case BA446281 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department Real Estate Fraud Section of the Commercial Crimes Division.
Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
GRisling (at) da.lacounty (dot) gov