Press Release

 

Camarillo Police Department Detectives Arrest Santa Paula Suspect for Identity Theft and Possession of Stolen Property
12/7/2012 1:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Identity Theft/Fraud Forgery Search Warrant and Arrest

Report Number:

[RB#]                                                                12-17144

Location:

200 Block of 11th Street, Santa Paula

Date & Time:

December 5, 2012 at 1000 Hours

Unit Responsible:

Camarillo Detective Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Scott, Aysha

Santa Paula

27

Narrative:

On December 5, 2012, Detectives from the Camarillo Detectives Bureau and Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of 11th Street, in the city of Santa Paula.  (S) Aysha Scott, who was out on bail from Santa Barbara County for identity theft, was arrested at the location for identity theft and possession of stolen property. 

 

During the search, detectives recovered a large amount of stolen property, stolen credit cards, stolen mail and items used for identity theft purposes.  Detectives have identified multiple theft victims from throughout the county.  Based on the amount of evidence the detectives are sifting through, the investigation and victim identification is ongoing.  The victims are also being told that they are potentially victims of identity theft.

 

This is a good time to remind everyone that identity thieves can gain your personal information from multiple sources.  They break into your cars, steal your mail, and use skimmer machines at gas stations and retail establishments.  They can also get your information from the internet and from your trash. 

 

You can help prevent identity theft by using paper shredders to destroy bills and important documents, using locked mailboxes, and by not giving out your personal information over the phone or the internet.  Banks and credit organizations will never call you and ask you for your pin code, or Social Security number.  Once a year you should check your credit history to ensure you do not have any unauthorized accounts on your credit.  You can get this report for free online at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/freereports/index.shtml

 

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Pete O'Sullivan

Media Release Date:

December 7, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Det. Robert Arthur (805) 388-5149

Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo