STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on December 1 that 30-year-old Jovanny Malka of North Hollywood entered a no contest plea for bilking three elderly women out of thousands of dollars, while claiming to assist them in obtaining a mortgage modification.
Starting from April 2012 to November 2013, Malka took more than $50,000 from three women ages 67, 69, and 72, prosecutors stated. He was facing a total of 6 felony county that included three counts of theft from elder or dependent adult exceeding $950.
According to a press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Malka, who pleaded to one count of grand theft of personal property exceeding $950, will pay restitution in full to all three victims as part of the negotiated plea. One of the victims lost more than $48,000 in the scheme.
Malka is set to face three years of formal probation and 30 days of community labor at a sentencing hearing scheduled for January 8 at the San Fernando Branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Station is continuing to investigate the case.