Des Moines Police Department have arrested woman co-conspirator of person posing as immigration attorney and defrauding people

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Nancy Veronica Sandoval, residente de Des Moines, de 46 años fue arrestada por el DMPD.
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Des Moines Police Department detectives have made an arrest in a months-long, multi-state fraud investigation. 

The investigation began in August 2021 when detectives in the Des Moines Police Department’s Special Assignment Unit began receiving cases reporting that a person in Texas, representing themselves as an immigration attorney, was accepting cash for services never rendered.  Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the person in Texas had a co-conspirator in Des Moines.

Detectives further learned that that the person in Texas was not an attorney, and that the conspiracy included promises of expedited residency and citizenship.

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Des Moines Police Department Special Assignment Unit detectives have arrested 46-year-old Des Moines resident Nancy Veronica Sandoval for the following offenses:

  • Theft – 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy
  • Ongoing Criminal Conduct

Arrest warrants have been requested for the co-conspirator in Texas.

Since Sandoval’s arrest, additional victims have come forward.  Detectives believe that there are more victims who have not yet been identified.  Anyone who has been a victim, or believes that they have been a victim, of this scam is asked to contact Detective Dusty Chapline at 515-283-4966, or for victims only speaking Spanish, Zuleyma Mendez at 515-318-4089.

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