Deon Derrick Derrico, 43, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Olujuwon Devin Bryant, 23, North Las Vegas, were charged with multiple felony counts for their involvement in a fraudulent title scheme wherein they allegedly forged quitclaim deeds for the purposes of collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants.
The charges include theft over $3,500, false representation concerning title, pattern of false representation concerning title, multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course or enterprise or occupation, and notarization of signature of person not in presence of notary public.
The State alleges that between June 1, 2012 and Feb. 20, 2013, Derrico and Bryant preyed on unsuspecting victims by forging quitclaim deeds to the victims’ properties to force a change of ownership and putting the properties into the name of REEC Enterprises, LLC, for the purposes of collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants. One of the names they forged belonged to John Marshall, North Las Vegas, who had been deceased two years prior.
On February 5, 2014, after making initial appearances in North Las Vegas Justice Court, before Judge Kalani Hoo, Derrico and Bryant turned themselves in and were booked into Clark County Detention Center. They were both released on their own recognizance. A preliminary hearing was conducted on June 20, 2014, and the trial is set for Feb. 17, 2015 in Department 10.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced the charges.
This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Fraud Unit and is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Gary J. Mathews.