- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County woman who allegedly posed as an immigration lawyer has been arrested after families complained she never delivered on the services she promised.

KNSD-TV reported Wednesday (https://bit.ly/1Gt5ISa ) that Micallela Coleman was taken into custody this week in Huntington Beach on suspicion of fraud.

Investigators say Coleman took $3,000 from National City resident A.J. Aguirre, who has family members that are undocumented immigrants.

The station says Coleman failed to show up for an immigration appointment, and did not file any paperwork for the family with immigration agencies.

Coleman is not listed in any of the 50 state bar websites that list licensed attorneys.

It’s unknown if she has an attorney.

Coleman has convictions in California for possession of bad checks, fraud and the unauthorized practice of law.

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Information from: KNSD-TV, https://www.nbcsandiego.com/index.html


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