An Oxnard man already in jail on a host of charges will also face identity theft charges following a Ventura burglary.
According to police, the victim returned to a Ventura residence to find that it had been ransacked. The burglar had taken a number of items from the residence, which he entered through an unlocked door. The suspect stole the victim’s credit cards during the burglary.
Investigators say that the suspect used the stolen cards shortly after the victim reported the burglary. Several days after the burglary, VCSO officers arrested a man in a car stolen from Port Hueneme. Officers found the Ventura victim’s credit cards, as well as other stolen property. In addition, officers also recovered credit cards and property stolen from two vehicles in Ventura. Investigators discovered that the suspect had also used those credit cards following their theft.
The suspect, who is 27, will return to court on September 10 for matters related to his case. He remains jailed in lieu of a $170,000 bail. In addition to the identity theft charges, he also faces probation violations for offenses committed in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The September 10 court appearance will also address the most recent auto theft, burglary and grand theft auto charges. Additionally, he faces special allegations related to his prior convictions.
Oxnard Identity Theft Attorney
When you face identity theft charges, hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Avoiding felony convictions is essential in California, thanks to the state’s Three Strikes Law. Accumulating a history of felony convictions can result in lifetime imprisonment. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system. Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case.
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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