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Phila. Woman Accused of Preying On Immigrants Needing Legal Services

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has charged a Hunting Park woman with stealing more than $25,000 in cash and money orders from clients of the law firm where she worked.

Jasmine Torres, 39, was arrested yesterday. The DA’s office says Torres was a secretary at a firm in the 700 block of Allegheny Avenue which specialized in immigration-related services.

She is accused of taking money from at least 23 clients and keeping it for herself. The legal services sought by those clients was never provided.

The district attorney’s office also believes there may be more victims.  Anyone who considers themselves one of her victims should call East Detectives at 215-686-3243 or contact the DA’s office at 215-686-8732.

Torres is being held in lieu of $120,000 bail.


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