|For Immediate Release
March 11, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
FAKE PROPERTY OWNER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR
ATTEMPTING TO SELL FORMER BOOGIE NIGHTCLUB
AND ADJACENT RESTAURANT FOR $11 MILLION
FULLERTON – A defendant will be arraigned tomorrow on charges of attempting to sell a commercial real estate property, formerly the Boogie Nightclub and Flakey Jake’s restaurant in Anaheim, for $11 million by falsely claiming to be the property owner. Danny Lee Kirkey, 39, will be arraigned on three felony counts of recording a false document with the County recorder, two felony counts of forgery, and one felony count of attempted grand theft. He faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted. The People will be requesting $1 million bail at Kirkey’s arraignment tomorrow, March 12, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the North Justice Center in Fullerton. The Department is to be determined.
On July 8, 2008, and Oct. 15, 2008, Kirkey is accused of filing three false documents with the Orange County Recorders Office to falsely show that he owned an Anaheim property. Two buildings existed on the property, located at 1721 South Manchester Avenue, including the now-closed Boogie Nightclub and Flakey Jake’s restaurant. The defendant is not the owner and has no known ties to the property.
On Sept. 12, 2008, Kirkey is accused of meeting with commercial real estate brokers with the intention of listing the Anaheim property for $11 million. He is accused of giving the brokers two forged documents for the listing, one of which he had altered after it had been notarized and the other on which he forged the true owner’s initials. The brokers, who became suspicious of Kirkey when he lacked relevant real estate knowledge, did not list the property and contacted the true owner.
Without the knowledge of the commercial brokerage company, Kirkey is accused of listing the property online for $16 million. He is accused of identifying the commercial real estate company by name as the listing agency, but misspelling the company and agent name.
Deputy District Attorney George McFetridge of the White Collar Crime Team is prosecuting this case.