Two women and a man face identity theft charges related to a theft from a health club in May. Pretending to be interested in club memberships, the women toured the facility. While there, they stole a backpack from a locker room. The backpack contained car keys and credit cards. The suspects left the club and drove off in the victim’s car.
Later, the victim reported that the thieves purchased more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Camarillo home improvement store. Detectives identified one of the suspects and conducted a search of her residence. While there, they found two other individuals who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Detectives arrested all of the home’s occupants.
The man pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor drug possession charges. The women remain jailed in connection with the auto theft, and identity theft. One woman will return to court on August 3 in connection with the case. She pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. The other woman, who has a history of identity theft, remains jailed without bail. She will return to court on August 13. Both women face multiple felony charges, as well as special allegations of prior criminal histories.
Thousand Oaks 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 experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
High quality representation makes a difference in the outcome of your case. An experienced, aggressive attorney will fight for your rights. He will always work toward the best possible outcome for your case. The best outcome doesn’t always involve settling for a plea bargain! An aggressive attorney will fight hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. This is often the best outcome, especially for people who may already have a felony background.
Don’t settle for an attorney who doesn’t want to take your case, or is too busy to represent you.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.
Photo Credit: AL Eyad, via Flickr.com