DATE: January 4, 2016
CASE: George Demetri Pappadopoulos
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Kelly Jobe, Special Investigations Unit
The Honorable Ben Davidian sentenced 42-year-old George Demetri Pappadopoulos to 20 years, 4 months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution. On December 9, 2015, Pappadopoulos pled 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 has a prior 1993 strike conviction of battery causing serious bodily injury.
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