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Thousand Oaks payroll service owner arrested

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Thousand Oaks police have arrested the owner of a payroll service on charges he was stealing funds from clients and not paying their employment taxes. Jason Michael Harvey, 30, of Yorba Linda, was arrested August 31.

Several of Harvey's former clients were notified by the Internal Revenue Service their employment taxes were not paid, according to police. That spurred the investigation.

Harvey was the owner and operator of HRA Inc.

Harvey was arrested and booked in Ventura for grand theft.

He was held on $10,000 bond. He was released after posting bond.

There were two Ventura County victims, according to police. Police believe there may be other victims of this crime.

Anyone with information related to Harvey's illegal activities was asked to contact Detective Garo Kuredjian at (805) 494-8231.