Police arrested a Camarillo woman last month for multiple cases of identity theft. According to police, the woman was already awaiting trial on another identity theft charge when they arrested her.
Police say that the woman persuaded the court to move a scheduled court appearance in November to January. While on bail, she removed a credit card from a vehicle in Camarillo and used it at several local businesses. Police used video surveillance to identify the woman.
After obtaining a search warrant for the suspect’s residence, police found stolen property from at least 10 different people. The woman generally targeted unattended vehicles. Police found stolen property from one residential burglary. In addition to the stolen property, police also found illegal weapons and drugs at the woman’s residence.
Police arrested the suspect in Ventura and booked her into the Ventura County Jail. She remains jailed on a bail of $410,000, and will return to court on January 12 for matters related to the cases.
Camarillo Identity Theft Attorney
When you face identity theft charges, hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of criminal defense experience. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Prosecutors rarely pursue identity theft charges alone. Normally, identity theft is associated with other – sometimes more serious – charges. Stealing another person’s identity can result in either misdemeanor charges or felony charges, depending upon the circumstances of the case.
In California, it’s critical to avoid accumulating felony convictions. The state’s Three Strikes Law can put a person behind bars for life. If you accumulate a second felony convictions, you’ll be subjected to a longer sentence. If you accumulate a third felony conviction for a violent crime, you will face lifetime incarceration under the Three Strikes Law.
When you face felony charges, your freedom is literally at stake. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney, and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to defend yourself. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County identity theft/murder case.
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