A Thousand Oaks man accused of opening a credit card in his ex-girlfriend’s name faces charges of identity theft. He also faces charges of vandalism and stalking. Between October and December, a number of victims reported damage to their vehicles. The victims all lived in the same apartment complex as the ex-girlfriend.
The woman reported to police that she thought her former boyfriend may be responsible for the damage. She also said that she had recently ended the relationship and was afraid of the man. During the investigation, detectives conducted a traffic stop on the suspect. Inside the car, they found evidence linking the man to the vandalism incidents. They also discovered that the suspect had opened a line of credit in the woman’s name.
Police arrested the man and lodged him in the Ventura County Jail. In addition to the pending charges, the man also had an outstanding warrant. He remains jailed on a combined bail of $425,000. He will return to court on February 11 for a preliminary examination.
Thousand Oaks Identity Theft Attorney
When you face identity related charges, hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Identity crimes are very interesting to authorities, because they often lead to other crimes. Your best defense in this case is to work with an experienced, aggressive attorney who will fight for you.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. He also does not pass cases on to less experienced attorneys. You’ll always work directly with him on your case.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney when your freedom is at stake. 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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