Ventura police arrested a homeless man last month on suspicion of identity theft following social media tips. According to police, the man stole credit cards belonging to two local senior residents.
The man removed the credit cards from the victims’ purses while they shopped. Surveillance cameras captured images of the man using the credit cards at local retailers. Police posted the surveillance footage on social media sites, hoping to generate clues about the thief’s identity.
Tipsters identified the suspect, but since he has no permanent address, he evaded arrest for a period of time. Police finally located him at a local motel. Police interviewed him and later arrested him for the thefts.
Ventura Identity Theft Attorney
If you face identity theft charges, hiring an experienced identity theft attorney is the first step in building your defense. With more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense, Robert Helfend provides exceptional court representation and counsel for his clients.
Both the state and federal courts prosecute identity theft cases. At the state level, you can face a misdemeanor or a felony offense, depending upon the circumstances of your case. A savvy criminal defense attorney will work immediately to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. He or she will also fight aggressively for your rights.
Your attorney choice can literally be the difference between incarceration and freedom, so it makes sense to choose a well-respected, experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. Mr. Helfend is both well respected and exceptionally experienced in criminal defense representation. If you’re facing criminal charges, don’t go it alone.
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 case.
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