Walnut Creek real estate broker James Thomas Haro has been arrested and is accused of defrauding his neighbors out of $370,000.
According to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, Haro, 67, was arrested and charged with one count of securities fraud and two counts of grand theft in relation to investments he made on behalf of a neighbor who is a physician and the physician’s spouse.
Haro has been in real estate for over 32 years and is the sole officer of the Walnut Creek-based real estate brokerage firm Alamo Mortgage Corporation.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of real estate fraud by James Haro is asked to call Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Senior Inspector Ike Menchaca at (925) 957-2248.
Read the original article in the Pleasant Hill Patch.