In February of 2018, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s Financial Crimes Detail began conducting a lengthy theft investigation. Through their investigation, detectives learned that a suspect embezzled money from an auto dealership in the 2900 block of Bellflower Boulevard.
The suspect was an employee of the business when he falsified invoices between the years of 2015-2017 embezzling over $425,000. The suspect was identified as 50-year-old David Bruce Higgins of Corona, CA.
The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who issued an arrest warrant for Higgins. On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Higgins was arrested and booked for grand theft, pending white collar crime enhancement and is being held on $70,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Financial Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7330. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.