FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 25, 2019
Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638
Brentwood Woman Charged with 4 Felonies for Consumer Fraud Scheme
DA’s Office Asks for Affected Victims to Come Forward
Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office last week charged defendant Teresita Del Rosario of Brentwood with four felonies related to an investment fraud scheme. As a licensed broker and tax preparer for the victims in this case, Del Rosario asked the victims to give her money, with a promise that they would be paid back soon and would get a large return on their investment. She allegedly sent the money overseas to unknown persons in multiple countries. Del Rosario runs Best Haven Realty in Pittsburg and is licensed through the California Department of Real Estate.
Our Office’s Consumer Protection Unit is committed to protecting our residents against potential financial and invasive crimes. Members of the public should contact the DA’s Office if they suspect they were victimized as part of Del Rosario’s illegal scheme. Victims can call (925) 957-8650 or the Pittsburg Police Department at 925-252-4875. We suspect there are additional victims in Contra Costa County.
The victims trusted the defendant and gave her money over many years. The defendant in turn promised to invest this money overseas, totaling $89,500. Del Rosario promised the victims they would receive their initial investments back on a certain date and even claimed the investments would double in value. Some of the victims inquired with Del Rosario the status of their investment and she avoided giving specifics on timing.
On April 18, 2019, Del Rosario pleaded not guilty to the four felonies we filed against her. Her next court appearance is May 8, 2019. Deputy District Attorney Dodie Katague with the Consumer Protection Unit is prosecuting the case on behalf of the People.
The felony counts are:
Case information: People v. Teresita Nopuente Del Rosario, Docket 04-196325-5