Former youth coach James Allen Ramsdell, 51, has been arrested on suspicion of several fraud charges, including a felony count of grand theft by false pretense, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
Prosecutors allege that Ramsdell, a Huntington Beach resident, offered to provide loan-modification services for a woman who had received a notice of default on her mortgage from her bank. Ramsdell took an upfront fee and cashed several checks totaling $10,000 from the woman, according to prosecutors, but did not perform any services. The woman subsequently submitted a fraud report to the Orange District Attorney’s Office.
In 2009, Ramsdell, who worked as a sub-prime mortgage broker while also coaching youth baseball and soccer, pleaded guilty to robbing banks in Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Huntingon Beach and San Diego County. FBI officials referred to him as the “Assistant Coach Bandit.”
Read the original article in the Orange County Register.