Wednesday, August 4, 2010

John Tran and Bank Fraud

The SF Chronicle reports the following story:

"A former San Jose bank manager is expected to spend six years in state prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $550,000, primarily from elderly clients, police said.

John Tran, 37, entered guilty pleas Friday to theft from an elder, fraud and forgery, drawing to a close an investigation by the financial crimes division of the San Jose Police Department........

Investigators believe Tran victimized customers of the Wells Fargo Bank on Lincoln Avenue in San Jose, where he used to be a manager.

The thefts continued even after Tran left the bank in February 2009, police said. He would visit people at their homes, talk them into making investments and then steer their cashier checks his way, investigators said.

The case began in January, after a customer and her daughter visited the branch. The daughter wanted to know why her mother was being visited by a bank employee and why her investments weren't showing up in her account.

When there was no satisfactory answer from bank officials, the daughter called the police.

The investigation was led by Detective Leonard Lim, who used search warrants to track the path of cashier checks and suspicious withdrawals.........."

Viet Arts Present - “The Silent Sacrifice”

America is known worldwide as “the land of opportunities”. Those who can adapt to this modern life will realize the American dream. However, after living here several decades, many Vietnamese residents still haven’t felt that they are a part of the community.

It’s painful to suffer in silent – working 2-3 jobs to help the spouse and children pursue an education to have a better career. Now the spouse is leaving for someone else, and the children are influenced by a bad crowd.

The unhappy situations create a negative impact on the children – they accuse parents of not spending time with them, nor sharing the ups and downs of their life, too many generations are living under one roof, who should they listen to!

Sân Khấu Việt Cali and Association for Viet Arts proudly present a bilingual English/Vietnamese play “The Silent Sacrifice”, which focuses on Vietnamese immigrants’ life struggles to maintain Vietnamese culture within the generation gap.

August 14, 2010, at 7:30pm

Milpitas Community Center

457 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

Artistic Director: Vân Phạm Mai
Director Consultant: Dr. Victoria Rue, Ph. D
Psychiatric Consultant: Dr. Phương Thúy Lê
Legal Advisor: Thu Hương Nguyễn, Attorney at Law

For advanced tickets contact:
San Khau Viet CALI (408) 859-3120

Phở Nguyễn (408) 945-5909
Làng Văn (408) 274-0404
Phở Phi Long (408) 282-1666

$15/ Ticket

Special Promotion:
Buy 4 tickets get 1 free DVD
Buy 10 tickets get 3 free DVDs

San Khau Viet Cali Performing Arts
A Non Profit Organization

Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 859-3120
F:(408) 942-5566