Thousand Oaks Police have arrested a woman who they say stole wallets for identity theft purposes. The woman targeted patrons at local restaurants. Upon stealing a victim’s wallet, the woman would immediately use the victim’s credit cards to make purchases.
Investigators say the woman did not act alone, however. They connected a male accomplice to the case. Using surveillance footage, police identified the female suspect, a Tarzana resident. Investigators also connected the pair to similar thefts in Los Angeles County and San Diego County. They have not identified the male suspect, and he remains at large.
Police arrested the woman after serving a search warrant at her home. She faces six felony charges of burglary, identity theft and conspiracy. The suspect also has an outstanding warrant on two similar but unrelated charges in Los Angeles County. She remains jailed on a bond of $150,000.
She will return to court on October 30 for matters related to her case.
Thousand Oaks Identity Theft Attorney
When you face charges of identity theft, hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best outcome for your case. Avoiding felony charges in California is important. The state’s Three Strikes Law can land you in prison for life for certain felony convictions. Even on “second strike” cases, the law will extend prison terms and other sentencing consequences.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney, or one who won’t fight for you in court. Instead, work with an aggressive attorney with a proven winning record. 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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