An Oceanside man was arrested in connection with an Ojai burglary in October. He was also charged with vehicle theft and identity theft.
According to police, Jonathan Jessop, 37, broke into an Ojai home and stole credit cards, which he later used to buy more than $10,000 worth of merchandise. He also stole a vehicle from the home. Jessop used the credit cards at home improvement stores in Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties before he was arrested. Police used surveillance videos from the stores to identify Jessop. He was arrested in San Bernardino County in late November after briefly fleeing from police. Police recovered the stolen vehicle, which Jessop had been using.
Jessop is a transient and has a series of arrests on his record. He has a past criminal record that includes burglary and drug possession. He was charged with three counts of burglary, multiple counts of identity theft and grand theft. His bail was set at $500,000.
Ojai Identity Theft Attorney
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