Wednesday, October 28, 2009

As Long As We're Giving It Away, People Will Take It.

Maybe it's time to eliminate a few of the 1 million ways peopele can obtain money from the taxpayers for doing nothing. Yet anothiner government wealth redistribution program is taken advantage of by the allegedly unscrupulous. THe real question, however, is: did you even know the government was giving your money away in this fashion?

A former Orange County woman has been charged with stealing
$6,500 in public assistance fraud by cheating the system after moving out of
the County and continuing to receive aid illegally. Jaelyne Jacsen, 48,
is charged with four felony counts of perjury by false application for aid
and one felony count of receiving aid by misrepresentation. She faces a
maximum sentence of five years and eight months in state prison if convicted
on these counts. Jacsen is being held on $100,000 bail and must prove the
money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bail. She is
scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Department
CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

In October 2007, Jacsen is accused of applying for Orange County public
assistance while living in Lake Forest. The defendant qualified for a State
program called "Safe at Home", where she could maintain a confidential
address when receiving public financial aid. Jacsen is accused of using an
Orange County post office box for correspondence related to her public

Monday, October 19, 2009



WESTMINSTER - A man will be arraigned this afternoon on charges of forcibly raping three women and threatening them with a gun after picking them up to engage in prostitution. Oscar David Duenas, 27, Santa Ana, has been charged with three felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count each of criminal threats, false imprisonment by violence, and second degree robbery. He faces sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a firearm and committing sexual assaults against multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. The DA will be requesting $1 million bail at Duenas' arraignment today, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the West Justice Center in Westminster. The Department is to be determined.

It is alleged that on three separate dates between Sep. 20, 2009, and Oct. 2, 2009, Duenas is accused of raping three women, ages 18 to 30 years old, while they were working as prostitutes. He is accused of picking up each victim in Garden Grove and driving them in his Lexus sedan to a bank to withdraw cash. He is accused of driving each victim to a residential area to have sex with them.

Once parked with the victims, Duenas is accused of threatening the women by showing two of the victims a gun and telling the third that he was in possession of a gun. He is accused of forcibly raping all three victims and forcing two of the victims to orally copulate him. Duenas is also accused of stealing Jane Doe #3's money.

Jane Done #1 and Jane Doe #3 both reported the incidents to the police that day. Jane Doe #2 went to the hospital after the rape and police were contacted at that time.

Dress Warm will follow the case and update as needed.



NEWPORT BEACH - An alleged DUI driver will be arraigned today for killing another motorist by crashing into the victim's car while speeding over 100 mph on the toll road. Richard Ernest Caselli, 37, Ladera Ranch, is charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison if convicted. The DA will be requesting $100,000 bail at Caselli's arraignment today in the Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

At approximately 6:25 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2009, Caselli is accused of speeding over 100 mph on State Route 73 in his Volvo sedan. The defendant is accused of being under the influence of alcohol as he drove at a high rate of speed just north of Laguna Canyon Road. Caselli is accused of losing control of his car and crashing into a Nissan sport utility vehicle driven by 51-year-old Brook Boynton. The force of the crash caused the victim's car to spin out of control and roll, ejecting Boynton onto the right shoulder. The victim was killed as a result of his injuries.

Caselli's vehicle also came to a stop. When contacted by police at the scene, Caselli is accused of displaying objective signs of intoxication including bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and omitting an odor of alcohol.

Dress Warm will follow the case and update accoringly.