District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced that Teresa Robles Boyzo a 62-year-old-woman from Oxnard, pled guilty to grand theft after falsely identifying herself as a judge and offering help with legal matters in exchange for money.
In 2019, the victim provided Boyzo a check in the amount of $10,000 for legal services concerning his wife’s estate after Boyzo represented that she was a judge and could help him with legal matters for a fee. Boyzo did not provide any legal services to the victim and was not a judge nor licensed to practice law.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Susan Park after being referred by the California State Bar.
“Money or personal information should never be given to someone claiming to be an attorney without first checking to see if they are in fact a licensed attorney,” said DDA Park, a member of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Unit. “You can protect yourself by looking up attorney information on the California State Bar website to avoid becoming a victim of theft.”
The “Look Up a Lawyer” feature is available at www.calbar.ca.gov. All individuals licensed to practice law in the State of California, including judicial officers, will be listed.
Boyzo pled guilty to grand theft on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. She is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 23 of the Ventura County Superior Court.