While , Harrington faces separate charges of two felony grand theft counts, according to Pasadena Police Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra.
The charges were filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Wednesday, said Ibarra, and allege that in 2010 Harrington posed as a loan broker and scammed two Pasadena auto repair shops out of $15,000 total.
“He presented an opportunity for a secure loan and said he needed money upfront,” Ibarra told Patch Thursday.
Harrington was charged and convicted of a similar crime involving fraud in 2008 and placed on three years probation.
Ibarra could not comment as to whether Harrington also tried to scam the San Marino woman whom he is charged with raping since San Marino Police are in charge of that case and Pasadena Police are ahead of the loan scam grand theft case.
Patch will continue to look into and update this story.