D.A. Files Charges in Grand Theft/Money Laundering Case against Santa Barbara Man

ailment arial, sickness sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a felony complaint charging Stephen Tudor Crozier (DOB 09/21/52) of Santa Barbara with 19 felony counts, viagra including theft from an elder, grand theft, making deceptive statements when selling a security, money laundering, and forgery. In addition, the complaint alleges a special allegation for taking more than $500,000. The case was the result of an investigation by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.

From 2009 to 2016, Crozier made false statements in order to convince two victims into giving him money to be used as an investment in various companies including Media Ventures, Digital Media Ventures, Old Street Venture Partners and Podl.io. Crozier took this money and used it for his own purposes. In addition, he used money from new investors to pay off other investors, but the majority of proceeds were used to pay for his own living expenses.

Crozier was arraigned on January 6 and entered a plea of not guilty. He is in custody at the Ventura County jail with bail set at $500,000. The case is set for an early disposition conference on January 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 12, and preliminary hearing on January 20, 2017, at 8:15 a.m. in courtroom 14. If convicted of all charges, Crozier faces up to 23 years in state prison. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim, or has information concerning this matter, can contact District Attorney Investigator Jon Hixson at (805) 662-1732.

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