News Story

 

Identity Theft Suspects Arrested
8/19/2015 2:15:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Identity Theft Suspects Arrested

Report Number:

152019249

Location:

1500 Block Rancho Conejo Blvd, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Date & Time:

 08/18/15 @ 10:30 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Investigations, Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit.

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Dominique Joachim

 

(S) James Haynes III

Los Angeles

 

San Diego

40

 

37

 

Narrative:

 

On August 18th, 2015, The Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects involved in identity thefts occurring in Ventura County.  

 

On August 16th, 2015, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office received information from a recent victim of Identity Theft that the victim's personal information was currently being fraudulently used at a local business. Investigators from the Thousand Oaks Police Investigations Bureau immediately initiated an investigation and began developing additional suspect information and worked in cooperation with the local business to prevent any further fraudulent use of the victim's personal information.

 

On August 18, 2015, two suspects were detained in regards to this investigation. During a search of their vehicle, numerous items indicating these subjects were involved in a large scale identity theft operation were recovered, including over 35 fraudulent California Drivers licenses all bearing different names and identifying information. These fraudulent identifications were being actively used to commit crimes in Ventura County and other surrounding counties. The two suspects were arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, commercial burglary and identity theft. They were booked into the Ventura County Jail with a set bail of $250,000.

 

Thousand Oaks Police investigators will be conducting follow-up investigations in an attempt to identify other possible victims of identity thefts perpetrated by these suspects. The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind all of its residents to be alert for and report any suspicious activity regarding their personal information. 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

   Sergeant Pete Frank

 

Media Release Date:

   August 19th, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

   Senior Deputy Tim Lohman

   805-947-8255

  

 

 

Approved by:

  Captain Mike Hartmann

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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