Merced scam suspect found at a cabin in Three Rivers

August 10, 2012 12:46:14 AM PDT
Merced Police tracked down a man they say posed as an immigration lawyer and scammed one person out of $3 thousand.

Investigators say several tips led them to a cabin in the Three Rivers area of Tulare County. That's where they found Rey Martinez Lespier.

Detectives confiscated documents and computers from the cabin that may eventually lead to identifying more victims. They say Lespier took one victim's money and promised to help him on his path to citizenship.

The suspect's office in central Merced also has a posted eviction notice. The landlord says Lespier moved in the building in April and hasn't paid rent since.

Lespier was arrested for grand theft.