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DA's Real Estate Fraud Unit arrests Mira Loma man charged in fraudulent grant deed case

RIVERSIDE – A Mira Loma man has been charged with five felony counts of recording fraudulent grant deeds in a case investigated by the DA’s Bureau of Investigation Real Estate Fraud Unit.


Timothy Grant McBride, DOB: 11-23-79, was arrested by investigators at his Mira Loma home on June 10, 2021.


McBride was arraigned today, June 14, 2021, at the Hall of Justice in Riverside. He entered not guilty pleas to all counts and his next court appearance is scheduled for June 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 61. McBride is being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in lieu of $600,000 bail.


After receiving a real estate fraud complaint, the Real Estate Fraud Unit began an investigation that revealed McBride was representing himself as the owner/president of MSC Development, INC. Investigators spoke to the person listed by the California Secretary of State’s Office as the actual owner of the business who said he had never heard of McBride.


The investigation showed that McBride had deeded several of the company’s properties to himself and different family trusts listing McBride as the trustee. Investigators determined that McBride recorded five fraudulent grant deeds for properties in Menifee with an assessed value of $261,830; Jurupa Valley with an assessed value of $109,768; Moreno Valley with an assessed value of $162,419; Nuevo with an assessed value of $80,534; and Riverside with an assessed value of $45, 934. Those deeds listed McBride as the listed owner/president of MSC Development.


On June 10, when McBride was arrested, investigators also served a search warrant at the defendant’s home.


The DA’s Real Estate Fraud Unit consists of investigators from the DA’s Bureau of Investigation and a detective from the Cathedral City Police Department.


Anyone who believes they may be a victim of real estate fraud committed by McBride is asked to call the DA’s Real Estate Fraud Hotline at (877) 723-7779.


The DA’s Office also has Real Estate Fraud Complaint Forms available on its website and can be found at this link:


The case involving defendant McBride, RIF2102257, is being prosecuted by Deputy DA David Allen of the DA’s Financial Crimes Unit.



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