Warrant issued for South Bay woman convicted in rental scam
Harmony Brown fails to show for work furlough
Last Updated: 415 days ago
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Police are looking for a Chula Vista woman convicted in a rental scam after she failed to check in with her work furlough program.
Dianne "Harmony" Brown was supposed to check in October 11 to begin 332 days of a sentence stemming from a plea agreement. She pleaded guilty to five felonies after she was arrested for running an elaborate rental scam in the South Bay, where authorities said she filed fake deeds to seize foreclosed homes, rented them out and pocketed the money.
A judge ordered a no bail felony mandatory appearance warrant when Brown failed to check in with her work furlough program.
"They go to a work furlough facility and that is where they reside during the period of their sentence and they are allowed to leave that facility only for the purposes of going to work," said Deputy District Attorney Sophia Roach, who prosecuted the case.
A concerned viewer emailed 10News pictures of Brown driving in Chula Vista the day she was supposed to check in to the program. Now there is a warrant out for her arrest.
"That means that when the police find her, she will be transported to county jail and she will have to remain there until she appears before a judge," said Roach.
A judge could sentence her to spend the rest of her 332 days in jail or impose a stiffer sentence -- sending her to state prison.
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