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For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
azabaleta@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Scheme to Defraud
Case #: PD150119024461
Date & Time of Occurrence: 12/13/2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 13591 SW 248 Street
  Miami
   
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Julian Flores, (W/M)
Victim's DOB: 05/21/1975
Victim's Age: 40
Victim's Address: 13591 SW 248 Street
  Miami, Florida
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Miriam Martinez, (W/F)
Victim's DOB: 10/23/1979
Victim's Age: 35
Victim's Address: 13591 SW 248 Street
  Miami, Florida
Victim #3:
Victim's Name: Edward Sevillano, (W/M)
Victim's DOB: 11/25/1977
Victim's Age: 37
Victim's Address: 1565 SW 152 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Victim #4:
Victim's Name: Maite Rivera, (W/F)
Victim's DOB: 09/25/1971
Victim's Age: 43
Victim's Address: 9815 SW 2 Street
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Doris Yesmina Ortega, (W/F)
Subject's DOB: 02/19/1973
Subject's Age: 42
Subject's Address: 30624 SW 155 Court
  Homestead, Florida
Subject's Charges: Organized Scheme to Defraud 3 Counts / Uttering a Gorged Check 6 Counts / Grand Theft 3 Counts / Forgery 9 Counts


Scheme to Defraud


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Economic Crimes Bureau is investigating several incidents that involve a scheme to defraud innocent people.  According to investigators, the subject, Doris Yesmina Ortega, would offer a business proposition where they would invest thousands of dollars in musical events and/or concerts with an even split on the profits.  Some of the investments were in excess of $40,000.  The scheme consisted of the following, an initial check was provided to Ortega with specific follow-up instructions.  Ortega would then provide the victims with a check for their share of the profit and would request them to withdrawal a portion for additional investments.  Once the victims received notification from their bank that the account and/or check was not valid, they would attempt to locate Ortega but she was nowhere to be found.  Upon speaking with several individuals, investigator have also learned that Ortega has defrauded many undocumented immigrants.  She advised them that she was a federal government employee and she can obtain legal immigration status in the United States.  The victims would provide an agreed amount of money as a fee for her services. Once time had elapsed, the victims made contact with Ortega to follow-up on the status of their case and Otrega would then demand additional monies.  Once the victims advised that they did not have the money, she would then threaten them with deportation.  Having learned this, investigators are seeking victims of this crime to come forward so Ortega may face additional charges. 

Investigators believe that Doris Ortega has defrauded many more victims with this scheme and are urging anyone that was victimized to please contact Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or the Economic Crimes Bureau at (305) 994-1000.     


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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