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Richard Estrada gets probation for defrauding another man’s account

Richard Estrada of Carlsbad was sentenced to nearly 20 years probation for allegedly taking money from another man and depositing it into another bank account, per court records.

A Carlsbad man was sentenced to nearly two decades probation for allegedly depositing money in a financial institution taken from another man, Fifth Judicial District Court records read.

Richard Estrada, 22, pleaded no contest on March 1 before Fifth Judicial District Judge Jane Shuler-Gray on 21 counts ranging from fraud, theft of identity and forgery, court records indicated.

He received a conditional discharge from Gray and was placed on probation for nearly 20 years, per court records.

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Carlsbad police arrested Estrada on Nov. 8, 2019 for allegedly defrauding money from another man’s bank account on Nov. 4, 2019 and depositing the money into an account at Eddy Federal Credit Union, according to court records and the Eddy County Detention Center’s website.