News Story

 

Identity Theft Arrest
10/29/2015 9:40:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Identity Theft Arrest

Report Number:

15-3861

Location:

4400 Block of Naval Air Road, Oxnard

 

Date & Time:

10-27-15 / 1500

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail

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

City of Residence

Age

Monique Boyett

 

Oxnard

41

Narrative:

An investigation into the possession of stolen mail in the unincorporated area of Camarillo led to the arrest of Monique Boyett for eight counts of identity theft, seven counts of grand theft, two counts of possession of stolen property, one count each of petty theft and possession of stolen mail and several enhancements.

 

In February, 2015, members of the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail began conducting an investigation into the possession of stolen mail in the unincorporated area of Camarillo.  Detectives learned a female subject who was arrested by the California Highway Patrol was in possession of a large amount of mail belonging to residents and businesses in Oxnard and Camarillo.  Detectives located and interviewed several of the mail theft victims and discovered Monique Boyett attempted to cash checks stolen from the victims.

 

In March, a search warrant was conducted at Boyett's home in Oxnard.  Detectives located additional stolen and forged checks.  Their investigation also revealed that Boyett used bank account information from stolen checks to pay for purchases on her credit card.  During a nine-month period, detectives discovered Boyett stole over $270,000 from several different victims' bank accounts to pay for her credit card purchases.  

 

Detectives obtained a warrant for Boyett's arrest for identity theft, grand theft, possession of stolen mail, petty theft and excessive taking enhancements.  On 10-27-15, she was arrested and booked into the Main Jail and her bail was set at $120,000.

 

Detectives encourage residents to avoid using their mailbox for outgoing mail.  It is common for thieves to drive around and look for an upright flag on a mailbox.  This signals to thieves the possibility of outgoing checks in the mailbox.  Additionally, residents are encouraged to remove mail from their mailbox as soon as possible.  If residents plan to leave their homes for an extended period of time, they should contact their carrier to put a temporary stop on mail delivery.

 

Last, residents should be aware of anyone suspicious in their neighborhoods and contact police immediately if they see someone exhibiting suspicious behavior.

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Eric Tennessen

 

News Release Date:

10/29/2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Larry Oriee / 805-388-55113

lawrence.oriee@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright

 







 

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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