A Pomona advanced courtroom jury has convicted a Chino Hills inside dressmaker on 14 counts of embezzling 1000’s of dollars from her buyers and writing unhealthy exams.
Floriza Cadiente Navarette, 44, used to be determined guilty Thursday of bilking 10 buyers out of an estimated $60,000 that she received as repayments for brand new drapes, furniture, upholstery and components, most of that have been never delivered.
In the course of her trial, Navarette maintained that she saved some of the cash as revenue and would not account for the balance. She and her firm, Your Design company Inc., filed in April for defense below Chapter 7 of U.S. Chapter legal guidelines.
Deputy Dist. Atty. James green stated Navarette defrauded her consumers through using what he called a “Ponzi scheme,” wherein money bought from new buyers or buyers is used to settle prior debts.
For the duration of the trial, a few buyers mentioned they’d been lured by way of Navarette’s bargain prices and persuasive form. One couple, Amado and Eva Mandani of San Dimas, paid the clothier $31,000 for furnishings that used to be by no means delivered.