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La Jolla piano store owner charged with 14 felonies

La Jolla piano store owner charged with 14 felonies

District attorney's office files fraud charges against Bird Rock piano shop owner

The owner of Bird Rock-based Schroeder Piano has been charged with 14 felony counts that include fraud, grand theft and elder abuse (the later charge stemming from the fact that many of his alleged victims were at least 65 years old).

Longtime La Jollan Thomas Hull, the first dean of UC San Diego’s Revelle College and one of the alleged victims listed in the complaint filed by the district attorney’s office, said he and his late wife placed a piano on consignment with store owner Peter Schroeder in 2009, after Hull’s wife was diagnosed...

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