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March 13, 2014: Alhambra Man Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal Threats, Theft Charges

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

An Alhambra man accused of stealing from his father and threatening his family pleaded not guilty yesterday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Marvin Hongyue Wong, 29 (dob 3/24/84), was arraigned on three counts of theft from elder or dependent adult, two counts of criminal threats, and one count of identity theft in case GA092622.

Wong appeared at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Alhambra and his bail was set at $325,000. The defendant remains in custody.

Prosecutors said the defendant lives with his 67-year-old father in Alhambra. Between Nov. 2013 and Jan. 2014, Wong allegedly sent threatening text messages to not only his dad, but his brother too.

Additionally, from Feb. 2 to March 4, the father noticed charges were being made on his credit card for computer items he did not buy. The father saw the same purchased computer items in Wong’s room, prosecutors said.

On March 9, the father went to the police station and alerted officials about the crimes. Authorities arrested the defendant the same day.

Wong’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 3 at the Alhambra Courthouse in Department 5.

If convicted as charged, he faces a maximum sentence of seven years and four months in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Alhambra Police Department.