1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
March 14, 2005 00:00
Detectives established surveillance at the investment firm and posed as both employees and customers while waiting for the suspects to arrive. Detectives arrested 37-year-old Kenneth Emina, 35-year-old Francis J. Osai, and 35-year-old Ari Gokbas. All three were charged with one count of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and one count of Identity Theft. All three suspects are now facing Federal Prosecution and investigators are coordinating with the on-going investigation with law enforcement in California.
Subsequent investigation has determined that if investigators had not interrupted the suspects, total account exposure would have been more than 1.6 million dollars. The coordinated investigation by Regional Economic Crimes Investigation Center (RECIC) included cooperation with commercial bank investigators, US Postal investigators, and several local law enforcement agencies.
Sgt. Pete Simpson