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Felony complaint filed against several people for identity theft and insurance fraud

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 01:35:46-04

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced a felony complaint filed against several individuals.

The suspects have various charges ranging from identity theft to unemployment insurance fraud, according to a county of Santa Barbara press release.

The complained was filed against the following:
-Gordon Alan Welterlen, 37, of San Diego,
-Nicole Michelle Milan, 31, of San Diego
-David Zarate, 44, of Oxnard
-Rosa Maria Bradley, 40, of Santa Barbara
-William Lee Gormley, 35, of San Diego
-Christina Renata Hesler, 40, of San Diego

Officials said anyone who completed an application with Wolf & Associates between 2017-2020 may have had identifying information compromised and can contact the District Attorney's office at: IdTheft@co.santa-barbara.ca.us.

Milan, Bradly and Welterlen were arriagned today. Each defendant is being help on $250,000 bail. Milan and Welterlen are also being held on $1,000,000 bail in a related case.

Their hearing is on Aug. 21 in the Santa Barbara Superior Court and the investigation is still ongoing.