ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15CF2317
Date: November 3, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA) group counselor has been charged and is expected to be arraigned tomorrow for defrauding over $30,000 from the County of Orange by making fraudulent statements relating to his workers’ compensation claim. Maluelue Tafua, 40, Orange, is charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud and two felony counts of making fraudulent statements. If convicted, Tafua faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison. He is out of custody on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Nov. 4, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Tafua worked as a group counselor for SSA. Continue reading