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Penny Estes, Fire Victim Scammer, Pleads Guilty


Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Now facing a maximum sentence of 36.6 years in state prison, Penny Estes pleaded guilty last week to 28 felony counts in connection with defrauding victims whose houses burned down in the Jesusita and Tea fires. Estes, the CEO of Green Building America, entered into contracts with her victims, promising to rebuild their homes but then pocketing nearly $1.37 million that she spent on “shopping excursions, airfare, expensive dinners, hotels, travel and other extravagances,” said DA Joyce Dudley. Estes also pled guilty to three felony counts for defrauding an elderly victim from Riverside County, and prosecutors believe she used the stolen money from that operation to fund her illegal Santa Barbara activities. Estes will be sentenced 11/26.

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It's sad that this had happened for these victims of Fire first then an unscrupulousness person of greed. The product she was selling would have benefited those who would had this work done, the Green Building bricks are certified to resist fire and nearly all other natural disaster elements, they would have had impregnable homes but now when another (non-scammer), offers this option to conventional structures, it will be a very hard sell to those who got robbed by this woman.

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