Camarillo Real Estate Agent Charged with 15 Felony Counts of Theft and Forgery

VENTURA, Calif. – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko has announced the arrest of Daniel Montano
(DOB 02/15/94), of Camarillo, by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of
Investigation and the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail. Montano, a real estate agent, has
been charged with one count of grand theft and 14 counts of forgery.

In October 2020, while employed by RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors in the city of Ventura, Montano
was the agent representing the victims for the sale and purchase of residences in Ventura. During
his representation, Montano is accused of making multiple false statements to the victims, which
they relied on in purchasing the residence and securing a $1,175,000 mortgage loan. Montano is
also charged with forging the victims’ signatures on multiple California Association of Realtors
forms for the purchase and sale of the residences.

Montano was arrested on November 17, 2022, after an extensive investigation by the District
Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit. Senior Deputy District Attorney Dominic Kardum is the
prosecutor handling the case.

Arraignment is scheduled for December 5, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 12.

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