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US career criminal fraudster claims Caribbean connections

SACRAMENTO, USA — A 48-year-old career criminal Ralph lnnachia Sanders, formerly of El Dorado Hills, California, is reportedly claiming to be a wealthy retired professional basketball player, currently on contract as a basketball coach for teams in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Venezuela.

He also claims to own a mansion in The Bahamas, boasting to his many victims of regular travel to the Caribbean and that he is well connected to the who’s who in the region.

One of his reported victims was a young Jamaican woman working as an LVN nurse at a Los Angeles hospital, who Sanders enticed to join him at a luxury hotel in Century City, California, where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by him. The hotel bill was apparently paid using a credit card stolen from another of Sanders’ victims.

In fact, Sanders seems to target foreign nurses especially, as the Jamaican woman is the third reported such incident, the others being a British and a Ukrainian nurse working in California, both of whom were defrauded out of tens of thousands of dollars.

A letter in 2010 from the California DMV denying Sanders a vehicle salespersons licence, stated that, in 1996, he was convicted of grand theft, forgery and attempted grand theft contrary to the California Penal Code and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. The following year he was convicted and sentenced to 140 months imprisonment for forgery. In 2007, he was convicted of obtaining credit using another person’s identification.

According to Sacramento court records, he has also been convicted and sentenced for child molestation, but nevertheless claims to work with a child-focused organization called Juveniles at Risk (JAR).

His activities also include but are not limited to defrauding vulnerable women, deceiving the US Bankruptcy Trustee and dishonestly claiming non-existent associations with nationally known sporting and educational organizations and others. In fact, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) had to pull a planned series of promotional videos because of fraudulent claims made by Sanders that he “starred” in them.

Read the full story on Caribbean News Now

Feb 3, 2016

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