May 11, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

On May 7, 2010, it was reported that the Chula Vista District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a complaint that Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano wrote fraudulent checks on a private security firm’s account that he co-owns. Chula Vista, home of one of the few year-round United State Olympic Training Centers, is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area, as well as the 7th largest city in Southern California. It is found in the South Bay region of San Diego County, and is located just 7 miles from downtown San Diego, and 7 miles from the Mexican border.

In the broadest sense, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual. With this definition in mind, check fraud refers to a category of criminal acts that involve making the unlawful use of checks in order to illegally acquire funds that do not exist within the defrauder’s legal ownership. As fraud can be committed through many media (mail, wire, phone, or even the internet), and because fraud has many elements to prove, it is easy to see how many people may be confused when trying to understand the evidence being used against them when they are being charged with a crime such as this.

Unfortunately, many Californians are falsely accused of this very serious offense every day. False accusations can cause irreparable harm to one’s life. The good news is that skilled Chula Vista fraud defense lawyers know the most effective strategies to expose false allegations, and to protect their client’s rights. At Wallin & Klarich, our knowledgeable and aggressive Chula Vista criminal defense attorneys have been defending the rights of those accused of fraud offenses for over 30 years. If you, or a loved one, are being accused of a fraud crime, the time to act is now. Call Wallin & Klarich at 888-280-6839, or visit for more information about how we can help you with your case.

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