Murrieta police arrested two women Thursday, Nov. 16 after an Irvine woman reported that her information was being used to open bank accounts, credit cards and purchases in Murrieta. Jaquelyn Gutierrez, 24, and her acquaintance Lauren Danae Colyott, 34, were both contacted at the Southwest Justice Center and arrested. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of […]
A felon who broke into vehicles to steal credit cards that he later used to make purchases in Temecula and Wildomar was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 18, to 11 years in state prison.
PALM SPRINGS – A Victorville man was in custody today for allegedly trying to access a city of Palm Springs bank account, and officials were investigating whether similar crimes may have been committed against other cities. Ryan J. Carter, 35, was arrested Friday at his home on suspicion of identity theft. He allegedly “made multiple […]
MURRIETA – A man accused of stealing mail from dozens of people in Menifee, Murrieta and Temecula to perpetrate an identity theft scam failed to appear for arraignment in Murrieta today, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Carlo Clay Vitte, 35, of Homeland was arrested last month, along with a 34-year-old […]
MENIFEE – Following an “anonymous report of illegal activity,” sheriff’s officials conducted an investigation and arrested a Menifee resident Thursday, March 16. The woman was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, theft of mail and other charges, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Strasburg. The investigation began about 6 p.m. when after officials received the […]
Karyn Vaughn, E.A. Special to Valley News In the electronic age, people are all accustomed to being on alert for signs of identity theft which impacts their credit, but do they know what to do if they are the victim of identity theft relating to their taxes? Bad guys are increasingly using stolen Social Security […]
A Hemet resident pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge for participating in a scheme in which he and another man used information obtained from pilfered mail to create bogus checks and identity documents used to make purchases for items that were later returned to stores for cash.
TEMECULA – Temecula police sought the public’s help today to identify a woman suspected of identity theft and illegally withdrawing money from a victim’s bank account. The initial incident in the case occurred April 29 at 11 a.m. in the 26000 block of Ynez Road, just east of Interstate 15, said Temecula police Sgt. Steve Fredericks. The suspect used a […]
LAKE ELSINORE – Deputies arrested a woman May 11, after she allegedly tried to sell property she had purchased using a stolen credit card, according to a sheriff official. She was booked into jail on 11 felony charges related to burglary, identity theft and possession of narcotics for sale. Deputies assigned to the Theft Suppression Team […]
Southwest Riverside’s Temecula Police Officer’s Problem Oriented Patrol task force arrested two on mail fraud and identity theft. MORE.