News Story

 

Thousand Oaks Investigators Arrest Two for Mail Theft and Fraud
3/10/2015 6:57:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Identity / Mail Theft Arrests

Report Number:

RB# 15-456

Location:

700 Block of Tudor Circle Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

12/30/2014 @ 1000 AM,

 

Unit Responsible:

City of Thousand Oaks Forgery / Fraud Unit and the City of Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit.

 

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

(S) Rosel Mayor Magistrado

(S) Jeffery Robert Greenfield

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills

34

31

 

Narrative:

 

On March 5, 2015, Detectives with the City of Thousand Oaks Police Forgery / Fraud Unit and the Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at the Lexington Apartments in the City of Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County.  The warrant resulted in the arrest of Rosel Mayor Magistrado and Jeffery Robert Greenfield for multiple counts of identity theft, forgery, grand theft auto, commercial burglary, and unlawful use of credit cards. 

 

In January 2015, patrol deputies responded to a forgery call in the City of Thousand Oaks.  The victim had paid utility bills using his personal checks and placed the bills in the mailbox for the postal carrier to pick up.  About a week later the victim was reviewing his bank records when he noticed the 'Pay to the Order of:' and the amount on his checks had been changed.  The victim reported these discrepancies to the bank and the Police Department. 

 

Forgery / Fraud Detectives received the case and began their investigation.  Through their investigation Detectives determined Magistrado had deposited the personal checks into Greenfield's bank account. 

 

As with any identity theft case detectives also discovered that Magistrado was using multiple names and using other victim's identities to obtain goods.  Detectives were able to link Magistrado to numerous crimes where she used other victim's identity to purchase groceries, dog food, pay bills, rent an apartment, and even lease a BMW vehicle. 

As a result of the search warrant executed at Magistrado's residence, detectives recovered miscellaneous mail, bank statements, checks, check books, driver licenses, social security cards, birth certificates, passports, credit cards, income tax W-4's and 1099's, cell phone numbers, and addresses for in excess of 250 persons.  The addresses on the mail span multiple counties including Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino, Orange County and San Diego County. 

 

Detectives are currently working with the United States Postal Service to have the mail returned to its rightful owners and the United States Secret Service regarding the credit card forgery equipment seized. 

 

Rosel Magistrado was arrested for 502.6(a) PC ' Fraudulent Use of Card Scanning Device, 530.5(a) PC ' Identity Theft, Obtaining Credit with others Identification, 487(d)(1) PC ' Grand Theft Auto, 476 PC- Forgery, 182(a)(1) PC ' Conspiracy to commit a crime, 484i(c) PC ' Unlawful access Card Activity, 496 (A) PC ' Receiving Stolen Property, 484(a) PC ' Petty theft, and 459 PC ' Burglary.  Jeffery Greenfield was arrested for 502.6(a) PC ' Fraudulent Use of Card Scanning Device, 476 PC- Forgery, 182(a)(1) PC ' Conspiracy to commit a crime, 484i(c) PC ' Unlawful access Card Activity, and 496 (A) PC ' Receiving Stolen Property.  Both Magistrado and Greenfield were booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility.  Magistrado is currently pending trial and is being held on $250,000.00 bail.  Greenfield was released pending further investigation.    

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes

 

Media Release Date:

March 10, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Deputy Tim Lohman, 805-947-8255 (Cell)

Tim.lohman@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:                        Captain Mike Hartmann

 

 








 

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