Former Central Valley restaurateurs accused of credit card fraud

A husband and wife who owned a short-lived restaurant in Bakersfield have been indicted by a Fresno federal grand jury.

Alia Christine Brost, 35, and Roberto Renteria Jr., 33, of Bakersfield, are accused in a 29-count indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and access device (credit card) fraud.

According to the indictment, Ms. Brost and Mr. Renteria opened a restaurant and catering business in Bakersfield in August 2009. The restaurant, Victor Victoria’s Restaurant, operated until July 2010, while the catering business, Renteria Catering, functioned until September 2010.

The indictment alleges that they made unauthorized charges on customers’ credit cards.

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