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Police arrest man for money laundering from elderly community in Oxnard

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OXNARD, Calif. -- Officers from the Oxnard Police Department arrested a man involved in a money laundering scheme in Oxnard on Monday.

After a four-month long investigation, officers from the Oxnard Police Department Financial Crimes Unit arrested Dennis Dean Varadin, 65, for money laundering, theft and elder financial abuse.

In August, an elderly victim's son from North Carolina reported suspicious activity on the Oxnard Police Department website because his father sent a large check to someone in Oxnard as part of a telephone sweepstakes scam.

Oxnard Police Department worked together with the Ventura County Adult Protective Services, to whom several banks filed elder financial abuse reports to, and undertook the lengthy investigation.

Detectives found that Varadin received large check totaling over $170,000 from more than ten elderly scam victims across the country over the past year.

Varadin was booked into the Ventura County Jail with a bail of $20,000.

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