Moorpark police busted what they described as an identity theft lab earlier this month. Police responded to a shoplifting call in December at a local department store. They arrested the suspects on outstanding, unrelated warrants.
During the arrest, police confiscated several false identities from the suspects that were captured on credit and identification cards. That discovery led to further investigation of the suspects’ residence.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was in the process of preparing a warrant for an Agoura Hills home when they discovered that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office was planning to a neighboring residence. A joint taskforce served both search warrants in Agoura Hills.
Inside the first home, Ventura police discovered a full-scale production facility for false identification and credit cards. They arrested the two occupants of the home. Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies arrested four other suspects associated with the neighboring home on outstanding warrants and drug charges.
Ventura County officials booked their two suspects into the Ventura County Jail. No charges have been filed yet in the case. Investigators say they expect to make additional arrests and seek charges against the participants.
Moorpark Identity Theft Lawyer
When you face identity theft charges, hire an experienced identity theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. He simply develops aggressive, effective defense strategies for his clients.
Identity theft is interesting to prosecutors because it often connects to other crimes. They will investigate and prosecute identity theft crimes aggressively as a result. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney or one who won’t fight for your rights.
Instead, 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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