2 Arrested in Cashing of Buss' Tax Refund Check

From Times Staff Reports

Two Los Angeles area men were arrested Friday for investigation of mail fraud after they obtained a check made out to Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, federal authorities said.

Kenneth Reeves, 41, of Canoga Park, and Dwayne Kellum, 37, of Long Beach, opened an account with Buss' stolen tax refund check for more than $161,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Kellum opened the account at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter by claiming to be Buss' son, officials said.

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