Pappadopoulos Sentenced to 20 Years For Felony Check Fraud

January 4, 2016 |

George Demetri Pappadopoulos, 42, was sentenced today to 20 years, 4 months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution following his December 9, 2015, plea of  no contest to 11 felony counts of passing worthless checks. 

He also admitted to the allegation he took property exceeding $65,000 in the commission of the offenses, and that he has a prior strike conviction. In 2013 and 2014, Pappadopoulos engaged in a lengthy and bold fraudulent check scheme primarily targeting small businesses in Sacramento. The fraud resulted in a total theft of $195,345 from 38 victims, some of whom were victimized more than once. 

Pappadopoulos is the eldest son of Constantine and Katherine Pappadopoulos who were convicted of arson for torching their multimillion-dollar Arden Oaks home in 1992. Pappadopoulos has a prior 1993 strike conviction of battery causing serious bodily injury.

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