Redwood City Resident Faces Forgery Charges

Dearman pleads no contest to embezzlement scheme. Plus updates on other cases we're following.

Anabel Aguilar, Lucia Aguilar Vazquez, Maria Delcarmen Vasquez and Teresita DeJesus Moran-Melchor were in court Wednesday for receipt of the restitution report and order for restitution.

The four pleaded no contest in February to assault and aggravated battery in an October, 2012 attack on a Redwood City neighbor.

The victim was struck repeatedly in the face and other areas. The victim sustained a sinus fracture and a fracture to her forehead as well as cuts, swelling and bruising in multiple locations.

The court placed defendant Aguilar on three years supervised probation with several conditions.

Defendants Moran-Melchor and Lucia Vazquez were placed on two years court probation on conditions and defendant Lucia Vazquez remains in 229 days jail with time served.

East Palo Alto resident Raymond Lewis Bradford, along with Rodney Lavince Mitchell and Robert Wheller Jr., faced attempted robbery, with the use of a firearm, charges at a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

The three men tried to rob a jewelry store on Middlefield Road in unincorporated Redwood City in January and were thwarted by store clerks.

Defendant Bradford’s motion to continue since the defense attorney is in jury trial in Alameda County was granted without objection by the prosecution or the co-defendants. The case was reset to May 23 for the preliminary hearing.


Christopher Robin Daily returned to court to face an additional charge of violating a court order prohibiting contact with his former girlfriend, a Redwood City resident against whom he threatened violence and slashed her tires.

Daily was facing misdemeanor charges for domestic violence when he ignored the court order and repeatedly called to beg her to drop charges and to further threaten her.

The case is set for a jury trial on July 29. Daily is currently out on $10,000 bail.

Jo Ann Dearman pleaded no contest to 10 felony counts of embezzlement on Tuesday.  Deeaman is the former financial director of the San Mateo Mosquito Abatment and Vector Control District. Her assistant, Vika Sinipata, pleaded no contest to similar charges related to being an accomplice in February.

The case was continued to July 19 for receipt of the pre-sentence report and for imposition of sentence. Dearman remains out of custody on a $250,000 bail bond.

Sinipata’s hearing is set for April 29 for receipt of the pre-sentence report and for imposition of sentence. She is in custody on $150,000 bail.

Redwood City resident Sandy Kelly Deldago was to appear in Redwood City Felony Court for review and to set a new preliminary hearing date.

Delgado, who worked as a nanny and housekeeper in unincorporated Redwood City, was charged with eight felony counts of embezzlement and forgery and is currently in custody on $950,000 bail.

The 29-year-old allegedly forged 95 checks that totalled $45,265.00 between 2009 and January of 2013. Then the victim discovered a $600 check she had not authorized.


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