John X. Vach, LAPD Detective and Costa Mesa Tow Firm Owner, Up on Fraud, Theft Charges

A Los Angeles Police Department detective who owns a Costa Mesa towing business is up on charges of workers compensation fraud, perjury, and attempted grand theft.

John X. Vach, a 15-year LAPD veteran who is now on paid administrative leave, is accused of having filed a fraudulent medical claim in 2007 and of having received undeserved benefits.

Vach is the co-owner of Southside Towing at 1640 Babcock St., Costa Mesa.

A warrant listing seven felony counts against Vach was issued following an investigation by the Los City Attorney's Office, the LA County District Attorney's Office and the LAPD Workers Compensation Fraud Unit.

Vach was released from custody after posting $120,000 bail.


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