Lorena Ubaqui scammed a man she had been dating, Broward Sheriff's Office officials
say, but after realizing he was duped, he extracted his revenge.
BSO says Ubaqui went on a couple dates with Jose Molina, 51, and fed him some lines
about being an undercover detective … it had worked on three other men … to rob him.
Instead of getting a visit from his new love interest, Molina got a visit from BSO
detectives who broke the news that he had been scammed.
And he learned, he wasn't the first.
Ubaqui is also accused of impersonating a police officer to rob three other men,
stealing about $5,400 in cash and property, BSO said.
The other victims were identified as Mario Ramirez-Franco, 19, and Armando Munos, 21,
both of Pompano Beach; and Demetrio Marin, 20, of Oakland Park.
BSO officials say Ubaqui duped and robbed the three men between March 17 and April 20.
While the men walked in their neighborhood streets, Ubaqui approached them saying she
was an undercover detective investigating a murder or rape. She flashed a silver badge,
patted the men down and took their jewelry and wallets. She told them she needed
additional documents to prove their identities and drove them home to do so.
Once they went into their homes, Ubaqui drove off with some of their belongings.
After the media began reporting on the crimes and showing a composite sketch of Ubaqui,
someone called BSO to tell them about Molina. After learning he had been duped, he gave
On Friday, BSO detectives arrested Ubaque, 31, and charged her with four counts of
robbery, four counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer, three counts of false
imprisonment and violation of probation for a previous battery on a law enforcement
officer. She is being held in the Broward County Jail. Her bond is $41,500.