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JPMorgan Chase employee pleads guilty to stealing from elderly man

A former JPMorgan Chase Bank employee prosecuted for stealing $100,000 from an elderly Livermore man with dementia pleaded guilty to three felony counts of financial elder abuse.

Alejandro “Alex” Ojeda, 28, of Fremont, entered the plea in front of Alameda County Superior Court Judge Dan Grimmer. Three months earlier,  Judge Christine Moruza refused to accept a deal with Marin County Deputy District Attorney Jerry Herman that would have dropped the special allegations of elder abuse in exchange for a plea of guilty to grand theft. Click California Real Estate Fraud Report to read that story.

“We are pleased that this ordeal is almost over but dismayed that Mr. Ojeda didn’t take responsibility long before now,” Magel’s daughter Linda said. “We want to get the word out that one must be diligent and protect their loved ones who may be easy prey to someone like (Ojeda) and the lack of adequate oversight by employers like J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.”

Read the original article in the Contra Costa Times.

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