Law enforcement officials in Ventura County arrested three individuals in relation to a vehicle theft scheme. According to investigators, the trio targeted a Ventura car dealership where one of the men worked.

Detectives were investigating the thefts of vehicles from the dealership when they discovered two stolen cars in Thousand Oaks. They located the stolen vehicles on a residential street. They secured a search warrant for a home there, and arrested a male and a female suspect during the search.

A week later, they arrested an employee of the dealership with ties to the pair. Following his arrest, detectives searched his home and found additional evidence linking him to the stolen vehicles. The former employee faces charges of conspiracy and embezzlement, and a special allegation of commission of a felony on bail. Additionally, he faces felony identity theft charges and misdemeanor drug possession, DUI and drug paraphernalia possession charges. The additional charges result from an earlier arrest. He received a bail of $40,000 and will appear in court several times in the next two weeks.

The female suspect in the case faces charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen property. Additionally she faces special allegations of committing a felony while on bail and a prior felony conviction. She will also appear in court for a prior unrelated arrest for identity theft and receiving stolen property. She received a bail of $50,000 and is due back in court this week. The second male suspect faces charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen property. He received a bail of $20,000 and is due back in court this week.

Thousand Oaks theft lawyer


When you face theft charges in Ventura County, hire an experienced, aggressive theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in courtroom 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. This is exceptionally important when you have a felony history, or have multiple charges pending.

Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney! 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 theft case.

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