July 1, 2014
AG’s Office Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Possible Victims
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that Deon Derrick Derrico, 43, of North Las Vegas and Olujuwon Devin Bryant, 23, of North Las Vegas were charged with multiple felony counts for their involvement in a fraudulent title scheme.
The charges include theft over $3,500, false representation concerning title, pattern of false representation concerning title, multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course or enterprise or occupation, and notarization of signature of person not in presence of notary public.
The State alleges that between June 1, 2012 and Feb. 20, 2013, Derrico and Bryant preyed on unsuspecting victims by forging quitclaim deeds to the victims’ properties to force a change of ownership and putting the properties into the name of REEC Enterprises, LLC, for the purposes of collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants. One of the names they forged belonged to John Marshall of North Las Vegas, who had been deceased two years prior.
On Feb.5, after making initial appearances in North Las Vegas Justice Court, before Judge Kalani Hoo, Derrico and Bryant turned themselves in and were booked into Clark County Detention Center. They were both released on their own recognizance. A preliminary hearing was conducted on June 20 and the trial is set for Feb. 17, 2015 in Department 10.
This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Fraud Unit and is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Gary J. Mathews.
The criminal information can be found here. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with information regarding REEC Enterprises, LLC, Derrico or Bryant is urged to contact the office at (702) 486-3420. Victims can visit the Attorney General’s website, ag.nv.gov/Complaints/File_Complaint/, to learn how to file a complaint.
DERRICO, DEAN DERRICK
||BRYANT, OLUJUWON DEVIN
(Photos courtesy of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Background Information on Derrico
Derrico made an appearance on the “Today Show” for having sired quintuplets, as well as a set of twins, and two single children, all of which are under the age of seven. Derrico has represented himself to the public under the names of “Marlo Abbot” and “Derrick Deon Derrico”.
Background Information on Bryant
Bryant holds a notary stamp, bearing appointment number 11-5747-1.
Home Again: Nevada Homeowner Relief Program
The AG’s office encourages Nevadans who are planning to buy their first home, seeking credit restoration, and/or looking to modify their home loan to contact the Home Again: Nevada Homeowner Relief Program. Home Again Nevada, initiated by General Masto, is a program that makes it easier for Nevadans to determine what state or federal assistance may be available to them with a single “one-stop” free resource. Homeowners in need of assistance should contact at 1-855-HLP-4-NEV (1-855-457-4638) or homeagainnevada.gov.