A former Agoura Hills resident has been sentenced to 28 months in prison, after pleading guilty to grand theft, and money laundering charges in connection with the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from mostly elderly victims, and some banks.
Ventura County District Attorney’s Office prosecutors say in late 2008, Daniel Lewis Kupper turned in about 14-hundred draft deposits to his bank account.
Investigators say they looked like unsigned checks, which were phony, but appeared to have been approved by the victim’s bank.
They were made out to Kupper’s business.
Prosecutors say the 63-year-old man then transferred nearly $250,000 to co-conspirators in Canada, and Florida.
In addition to the more than two year prison sentence, Kupper has been ordered to pay back individual victims, as well as the banks which lost money.