News Story

 

Mail Theft / Identity Theft /Arrest
1/29/2016 12:21:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Mail Theft / Identity Theft / Arrest

Report Number:

RB#16-997

Location:

 Unincorporated Area of Ventura County, Oakview, CA

Date & Time:

01/03/16 @ 10 am

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Patrol, Ojai Station Detectives

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Villarreal, Michelle

(S) Moore, Robyn

Ventura

Ventura

38

41

 

Narrative:

On January 13, 2016, at about 10am, deputies from the Ojai station conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Stanley Avenue and Olive Street. The occupants, Michelle Villarreal and Robyn Moore, were evaluated and arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Moore was determined to be on probation and a search of the vehicle resulted in a large quantity of stolen mail being recovered. It was determined the mail had been stolen on 1/2/2016 from the Oakview area. There were more than 20 victims of mail theft from that day. 

 

Ojai Detectives responded to assist in the investigation and through the course of the investigation Villarreal and Moore were linked to additional mail thefts in the Ojai Valley, Ventura and Thousand Oaks that spanned from September 2015 to December 2015. In total, they are linked to more than 50 victims of mail theft.  

 

Detectives were able to connect and arrest Villarreal and Moore to four outstanding Ojai identity theft cases dating back to September 2015. Detectives are urging Ojai residents who have had their checks forged or credit card information compromised between the listed dates to contact Detective Mulrooney. Villarreal and Moore were booked into the Ventura County Main Jail for identity theft of 10 or more victims, mail theft, and under the influence of a controlled substance. Villarreal's bail was set at $110,000. Moore's bail was set at $70,000.

 

Prepared by:

Detective Joe Mulrooney

 

Media Release Date:

1/29/2016

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Joe Mulrooney 805-646-1414

 

Approved by:

Captain D. Kenney

 

 






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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