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21
Oct

Ventura County Real Estate Broker Charged in Forging Listing Documents

A Thousand Oaks real-estate broker has been charged with forging the signatures of two clients on a document extending a residential listing agreement, Ventura County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten has filed a criminal complaint against David Roger Bartels, 53, charging him with two felony counts of forgery.

Bartels is a licensed real estate broker by the California Bureau of Real Estate.

The complaint was filed after an investigation by the district attorney’s real-estate fraud unit, prosecutors said.

Bartels owns Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, prosecutors said.

He is scheduled to appear in Courtroom 12 in Ventura County Superior Court for an early disposition conference at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Read the press release of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

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