[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Valentine’s Day Scammer Arrested on New Charges | 09-09-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
78°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 27
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]


Jeffrey Elvington

Jeffrey Elvington

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies booked a Saugus man nicknamed the “Valentine’s Day Scammer” on grand theft and burglary charges Monday afternoon.

Jeffrey Elvington, 40, of Saugus, is being charged with crimes  similar to the ones for which he already was sentenced to a year in jail, according to Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies want to thank the public for coming forward to talk about their encounters with this suspect,” Dubin said. “This kind of cooperation makes its easier for law enforcement officials to better protect the community we serve from those who wish to victimize it.”

After an investigation by detectives, Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested Elvington in June, however they had suspicions that there were more suspects out there.

Now that more people have come forward, a case was once again presented, and charges are being sought by the District Attorney’s Office, Dubin said.

It is alleged in one incident that Elvington stole a woman’s credit card while she was on a dinner date with him, and then he allegedly paid for the dinner, using her credit card, in front of the woman without her knowledge.

In a plea deal, Elvington was sentenced to 365 days in jail and three years of probation the first time he was caught, according to officials with the District Attorney’s Office.

“He pleaded no contest to one count of second degree commercial burglary that occurred on Nov. 2 at Macy’s,” said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.

“He also pleaded no contest to one felony count of grand theft, which occurred in December of 2012,” she said. “He pleaded no contest to those two counts.”

Elvington was accused of stealing credit card information from the women he met. He also made up elaborate stories for his victims, according to a sergeant who supervised the investigation.

“In one case, he was saying he was a personal chef for the stars,” said Sgt. James Anderson, who was in charge of the first investigation that led to the jail sentence. “In another case, he said he was working for the government and the military in the special forces. He would make up elaborate professions to make himself seem more desirable to the people he scammed.”

Elvington was arrested by the Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crime Bureau in Santa Monica, after Santa Clarita Valley detectives obtained an arrest warrant for charges relating to grand theft and burglary.

The most recent charges allege the same crimes.

Elvington also was noted on a website, “Guardian of Valor,” which claimed to have pictures of a fake uniform that Elvington used to con women.

Elvington served about 15 percent of his one-year sentence, according to officials with the District Attorney’s Office.

“He served a total of 55 days,” said a District Attorney’s Office representative. “He served 45 days before sentencing, and 10 days after.”

Elvington is currently being held on $75,000 bail, according to Sheriff’s Station arrest records.

 

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
Related Content
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017
Steve Hanauer, Longtime SCV Florist, Dies at 76
Longtime Santa Clarita resident Steve Hanauer - the “Steve” in Steve’s Valencia Florist - died Wednesday night from complications stemming from a fall he sustained the previous day.
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017
Teenager Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder
Deputies arrested a teenage girl for attempted murder Wednesday afternoon in the Shadow Pines neighborhood of Canyon Country.
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Arson, Attempted Residential Burglary in Valencia
Here is the Valencia ( Zone 5) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for 07/03/2017 to 07/16/2017:
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
After nearly a decade, a performing arts center is in sight for students at Saugus High School.
Saugus High School Performing Arts Center Nearing its Completion
The Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Director Ara Najarian to conduct an in-depth study of the northern segment of the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line.
Supes Approve In-Depth Study of Metrolink AV Line
Come to the 8th annual Burrito Bowl on August 22nd at the top of Town Center Drive to cheer for your favorite local high school Football team - and support them by purchasing a raffle ticket prior to the event.
Aug. 22: Annual Burrito Bowl to Benefit Local Student Groups
In 2015, according to the US Census, there were 47.7 million Americans ages 65 and older.
SCV Seniors Needing Financial Help Will Soon Get Their Wish
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies arrested a teenage girl on suspicion of attempted murder Wednesday afternoon. Plus, get a sneak peek at Saugus High School's Performing Arts Center. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, July 27, 2017
On Friday, August 4, the City of Santa Clarita will begin installation of a new pre-fabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge across McBean Parkway between Gamble House Court and Arroyo Park Drive.
Aug. 4: New Pedestrian Bridge McBean Parkway; Expect Delays
Drowning is one of the major causes of accidents resulting in serious injury and death in children.
Summer Safety Tips from SCV Sheriff’s Station
LA County Library, along with Acton Agua Dulce Library, will join more than 1,000 libraries across the country, to celebrate the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.
Acton Agua Dulce Library to Take Part in Solar Eclipse 2017 Event
Longtime Santa Clarita resident Steve Hanauer - the “Steve” in Steve’s Valencia Florist - died Wednesday night from complications stemming from a fall he sustained the previous day.
Steve Hanauer, Longtime SCV Florist, Dies at 76
The Lancaster JetHawks dropped the rubber game of a three-game series to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 3-2, on a walk-off single in the ninth inning on Wednesday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Drop Rubber Game on Walk-Off Single
For College of the Canyons students grappling with mental health issues, immediate support is now just a text away.
Crisis Text Line Now Available for Students Struggling With Mental Health Issues
The William S. Hart Union High School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Hart Releases Fees For Free and Reduced-Price Food Program
Four College of the Canyons programs have been ranked by California Community Colleges (CCC) as Strong Workforce Stars, a new annual commendation for career education programs whose students show significant gains in social mobility and earning power.
Several COC Programs Make “Strong Workforce Stars” List
You may know Fargo and you may even know The Music Man, but do you know Don’t Hug Me?
July 29-Aug. 26: Musical Written by Local Playwright Comes to Santa Clarita
Deputies arrested a teenage girl for attempted murder Wednesday afternoon in the Shadow Pines neighborhood of Canyon Country.
Teenager Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder
Here is the Valencia ( Zone 5) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for 07/03/2017 to 07/16/2017:
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Arson, Attempted Residential Burglary in Valencia
On Thursday, July 27, 2017 at approximately 12:03 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred involving a 2008 Toyota Scion and a 2011 Nissan Versa, on the southbound US-101 (Ventura Freeway), north of the SR-126 (Santa Paula Freeway) in Ventura, California.
Three Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on 101 Freeway North of SB-126
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, puppies and pints abounded at fundraiser Tuesday evening. Plus, the passing of a local legend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Bob Danis, Korean War veteran, United States Air Force interpreter, singer, trumpet player and Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center band leader, died Tuesday in Valencia. He was 85.
Bob Danis, Korean War Veteran, Senior Center Star, Dies at 85
Legislation introduced by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25), known as the Securely Expediting Clearances through Reporting Transparency Act, H.R. 3210, or SECRET, passed the House today with a unanimous, bipartisan vote.
House Passes Knight’s ‘SECRET’ Act; Senate Next Stop
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the department would seek further legal clarity on its obligations to conform to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brady decision.
Sheriff’s Department Seeks Clarity on Brady Decision
California Senator Scott Wilk will update the Santa Clarita Valley business community on state and local water projects at the SCV Chamber of Commerce's next "Good Morning SCV" breakfast on August 9.
August 9: Wilk Water Update at ‘Good Morning SCV’ Breakfast
CalArts alum Roger Holzberg (BFA 76), a cancer survivor and former creative director/VP at Walt Disney Imagineering, co-founded Reimagine Well, a revolutionary company that creates immersive healing experiences and builds custom virtual reality theaters in hospitals for pediatric and adolescent cancer patients.
CalArtians Collaborate on ‘Infusarium’ for Youth Cancer Patients
The monthly meeting of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission will take place at the Metropolitan Water District office in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 27 starting at 9 a.m.
July 27: Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Meeting
Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust jointly announce the first round of $10 million in grants and contracts to mental health and wellness initiatives that will help vulnerable Californians.
Providence, Well Being Boost Mental Health Initiatives with $10 Million in Grants
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is partnering with Univision to host a mental health and immigration awareness telecast on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on KMEX, Channel 34.
July 27: County, Univision Host Mental Health, Immigration Telecast
The FBI and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station warn of kidnapping scams and offer tips about what to do if you get one of those calls.
FBI, Sheriff’s Officials Warn of Virtual Kidnapping Scams
Garrett Hampson totaled four hits and the Lancaster JetHawks outhit the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes but lost, 11-4, on Tuesday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Outhit, But Don’t Outscore Quakes Tuesday
Local singer-songwriter Savannah Burrows headlines a show also featuring country cover band Double Wide at Central Park on Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
Savannah Burrows, Double Wide Bring Country to Central Park
Celebrate the benefits of vaccination during August, National Immunization Awareness Month.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Here's a list of the streets in Santa Clarita set for the city's Road Rehab Project from July 25 to August 4.
July 25-August 4: Santa Clarita Roads in Rehab
The California Highway Patrol's Newhall station will host a "Start Smart" driving class for teens at the station on Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 19: Newhall CHP ‘Start Smart’ Teen Driver Class
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
For 42 years Soroptimist International of Valencia has been committed to the Live Your Dream program awarding cash grants to disadvantaged women.
Aug. 1: Summer “Wine” Down to Raise Funds for Disadvantaged Women