Riverside County Sheriffs Office, after an intense investigation, arrested one woman at the heart of a mail and identity theft ring.
“In the beginning of January 2016, Detectives from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station received information about a mail and identity theft ring that was operating in the Corona and the Temescal Valley area,” Riverside County Sheriffs Sergeant Steve Broche said in release. “During the course of the investigation, detectives searched numerous homes of possible suspects on probation for identity theft.”
On January 22, 2016, detectives arrested Ashley Rascon, a 34-year-old female of the south Corona area, as she was picking up stolen packages at a postal store.
“During a search of (Rascon’s) home, detectives located numerous items related to identity theft and the personal information of 97 possible victims from the Corona and Temescal Valley area,” Brosche said. “During the last two weeks, detectives have been working diligently to notify and locate victims who may have had their personal information compromised.”
On Tuesday, February 1, 2016, letters were sent out to all victims who had not yet contacted law enforcement.
This is an ongoing investigation, if anyone believes they may be the victim of mail theft please contact Detective Karen Ferguson or Deputy Michael Hill at 951-245-3300.