News Story


Identity Theft
1/29/2016 1:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Identity Theft  


Report Number:

RB #16-0005998


1000 block of Rancho Drive, Ojai, CA 93023


Date & Time:

01/07/2016 1:51 pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Detectives


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (Party), (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Male


50-65 yrs



During the dates of January 5-13, 2016, a resident of the unincorporated area of Ventura County/Ojai reported being a victim of mail theft.   Included in the stolen mail was a Costco American Express credit card.


Detectives from the Ojai Station began investigating this crime.  It was determined that this stolen credit card was used at various locations throughout the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, and Camarillo.  Video of the suspect using the stolen credit card was obtained from Target stores located in Camarillo and Oxnard (River Park location).  


Attached is one of the video surveillance clips showing the suspect exiting the Camarillo Target store after purchasing merchandise with the stolen credit card.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in possibly identifying the suspect and/or providing information regarding this crime.


If you have any information on this crime, please contact Detective Will Hollowell at (805) 947-8083.


Prepared by:

Detective Will Hollowell


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Will Hollowell 805-646-1414


Approved by:

Captain David 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).