ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15WF1626
Date: July 31, 2015
*Notary public is an Orange County District Attorney employee
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A husband and wife have been charged with stealing over $100,000 from an elderly woman with the assistance of a notary public. Christina Espinosa Aldana, 32, Thalia Lugo-Lainez 37, both of Garden Grove, and Willmar Lainez, 44, Anaheim, are each charged with three felony counts of filing a false document and three felony counts of forgery with sentencing enhancement allegations for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000, property loss over $65,000 and theft over $100,000. Lugo-Lainez and Lainez are also charged with two felony counts each of grand theft, two felony counts of theft from an elder, and two felony counts of identity theft. Aldana is also charged with three felony counts of perjury by declaration. If convicted, Lugo-Lainez and Lainez face a maximum sentence of 11 years and four months in state prison, and Aldana faces a maximum sentence of nine years and four months in state prison.
Aldana is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-12, West Justice Center, Westminster. Lainez is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 5, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-12. Lugo-Lainez remains a fugitive. Continue reading