Additional charges are now facing the man dubbed the “Assistant Coach Bandit.” James Allen Ramsdell, 51, of Huntington Beach, is now accused of defrauding more six victims of over $40,000 through what authorities are calling a loan modification scam.
According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Ramsdell on Friday was charged with five felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of grand theft from an elder. Combined with earlier charges, he faces a possible sentence of 14 years and eight months in state prison.
He is out on $120,000 bail and a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 15 at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
In May, Ramsdell was hit with several felony and one misdemeanor charges. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Ramsdell allegedly posed as “Melissa Hurley” and received multiple checks from the victim from March 2014 to November 2015 for the completion of a load modification. But, according to the DA, no services were performed and Ramsdell pocketed the money.
He received his earlier nickname because he pleaded guilty in July 2009 to robbing banks five banks – four of them in Orange County – at a time he was coaching youth soccer and baseball in Orange County.
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