Huntington Beach

HB woman held in foreclosure scam

A HUNTINGTON BEACH woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a foreclosure "rescue" scam.

A HUNTINGTON BEACH woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a foreclosure “rescue” scam.

A 55-year-old Huntington Beach woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with what authorities are calling a “foreclosure rescue scam.” Brandy Taylor was taken into custody at her

BRANDY TAYLOR (HBPD photo).

BRANDY TAYLOR (HBPD photo).

home by police and booked into the Huntington Beach jail with a bail of $1,360,000.

According to the HBPD, Taylor was involved with a firm called Carrington Investments/The Wellington Group located in the city that allegedly used fraudulent deeds of trust to stop the foreclosure process.

Investigators from Santa Barbara County, Alameda County, Orange County and Huntington Beach worked on the investigation that led to Taylor’s arrest.

GROVE MAN IS AZUSA SHOOTING SUSPECT

Carlos Mendez, 45 – the man arrested in a shooting spree Tuesday in Azusa – was a Garden Grove city employee, according to published reports.

Mendez, a resident of Azusa, reportedly worked for 10 years in public works, doing graffiti removal and other tasks. He is accused of shooting three people, one of them fatally, in the incident in Azusa.

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