Julietta Quinones, 44, Port Hueneme, California, is the subject of a felony complaint charged with seven counts of grand theft, along with an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement alleging the thefts involved the taking of more than $100,000.
The 70-year-old victim owned 14 rental properties throughout Ventura County. The victim entrusted Quinones to make the victim’s monthly mortgage payment on each property and provided the defendant with signed, blank checks for that purpose. Rather than pay each respective mortgage, Quinones used the victim’s checks for personal expenses. As a result, the victim lost all 14 rental properties. Quinones is accused of stealing in excess of $221,708 over a period of three years.
Quinones was arrested on January 14, 2013, and pleaded not guilty at her arraignment. Quinones remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail and faces a maximum sentence of nine years in state prison.
Ventury County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced the felony complaint.
The case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.