May 1, 2014: The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged Jasmine Torres, 39, of the 3900 block of N. 6th Street, with Theft and Forgery. Torres is accused of taking over $25,000 in cash and money order payments from at least 23 clients of a law firm on the 700 block of Allegheny Ave. Torres was employed as a secretary at a firm that specialized in immigration related services. She is accused of taking the money from the clients and then keeping it for herself. She never forwarded the money to the law firm, and never provided the sought after legal services.
Torres was arrested on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, bail was set at $120,000, and her next court listing is scheduled for May 16, 2014 in courtroom 406.
This case is still under investigation and the District Attorney’s Economic Crime Unit and East Detectives believe there may be more victims. If you were a client of this law firm and believe that you may be a victim of Torres’ theft, please contact Det. Daphne Smith of East Detectives at 215-686-3243, Det. Patricia Wong at the DA’s Office Economic Crime Unit 215 686 8732, or email the District Attorney’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.