ADA Fraud

The following are references to some claims of ADA abuse and possible fraudulent claims. The information is from other publications and is informational only. We make no claims regarding the truth or falsity of any reported information.

A recent article on the news concerns a man in Riverside County who allegedly has attempted to obtain money from property owners and businesses based on alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ). It is alleged that he has been charged with various crimes. The allegations may or may not be true. Here is what is reported by City News Service:

A 55 year old Wildomar man allegedly posed as an advocate for the disabled community while demanding payments up to $10,000 from small businesses he accused of Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ). He, Rodolfo De Hoyos ( DeHoyos ) was arrested April 30, 2015, by Riverside police. It is claimed that DeHoyos ran a scam on more than 50 businesses, police said, netting himself over $140,000.

It is alleged DeHoyos identified himself as the ower of ADA Advocates and Consulting, DeHoyos is alleged to have claimed violations of the ADA and asked for settlements. It is alleged that DeHoyos was never denied access. He was initially charged with 10 counts of extortion (related to ADA claims) by letter and 10 counts of second degree burglary. Later 68 counts of extortion (related to ADA claims) by letter, one count of grand theft and one count of money laundering was added.