Camarillo police arrested three Glendale men for conspiracy, forgery, identity theft and fraudulent use of a card scanning device. Additionally, one man faces a charge of destroying evidence. A gas station owner observed the men attempting to orchestrate a fraud, using credit card skimmers. The station owner had just purchased a new video surveillance system. He was testing it out when he saw the three men tampering with the station’s gas pumps.
He contacted police who responded to the scene and arrested the men. While on scene, the police determined that the pumps at the station had credit card skimmers. In addition, police discovered evidence connecting the men to a credit card skimming operation.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is currently holding two of the men on a $250,000 bond. The third man is not eligible for bail due to a parole violation. All three men will appear in Ventura County Superior Court on October 11.
Camarillo fraud attorney
When you face identity theft charges, your first step in defending yourself should be to hire an aggressive fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of courtroom defense experience in Camarillo and throughout Southern California.
His first priority will involve getting charges against you reduced or dropped. Eliminating charges against you ensures that you will not have to face trial. That alone can reduce or eliminate your risk of incarceration or other penalties. When you face felony charges, reduction and elimination also spares you from dealing with the state’s Three Strikes Law. In California, an accumulation of felony charges puts you at risk of increased sentences or even lifetime incarceration.
Mr. Helfend fights aggressively for his clients in court. That’s something that some inexperienced criminal defense attorneys don’t do! Don’t settle for an attorney who won’t fight for your freedom.
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 fraud case.
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