credit cards and used them to buy expensive food, clothing and jewelry.
Mike Dokovic and associate Amo Dokovic, also known as Hamdja
Frljuckic, are named in a federal arrest warrant filed in the U.S.
District Court in Santa Ana on Nov. 15, 2001.
Since the shooting, however, authorities don't know the whereabouts of
either Mike or Amo Dokovic.
An affidavit filed in the case by Secret Service agents details the
fraudulent scheme allegedly employed by Mike Dokovic at the Golden
Truffle Restaurant in Costa Mesa.
Investigators were able to track down Mike Dokovic and his associates
by reviewing cardholder transaction history from recovered counterfeit
credit cards and purchase receipts recovered from Maric's Newport Beach
The affidavit says a waiter at Golden Truffle admitted he stole credit
card account numbers from patrons and gave them to Mike Dokovic in
exchange for $300.
The waiter told investigators that Dokovic offered him the money and
provided him with a hand-held device known as a "skimmer," with which he
could swipe a customer's credit card and copy account information.
The waiter admitted to skimming between 40 and 60 credit card numbers
in about a week and a half. He then passed on the skimmer with the
information to Mike Dokovic, he said.
Investigators said in their report that such information is later
downloaded into a computer and the stolen account information is put into
counterfeit credit cards that are then used to conduct fraudulent
Both Maric and Mike Dokovic were arrested by Newport Beach police in
March 2001, when they allegedly tried to buy clothing with counterfeit
American Express cards.
Federal investigators believe the fraud loss associated with the
Golden Truffle Restaurant alone, as reported by five credit card
companies, amounts to about $302,000.
Alan Greeley, owner of the Golden Truffle Restaurant, said he was
"shocked" to learn that he could be a victim of the fraud ring, some of
whom were his customers.