September 17, 2013
According to a report by the Ventura County Star, in July, detectives in Thousand Oaks received a report about an illegal scanning device that was planted on a Chase Bank ATM. Their investigation of the device led them to key information provided by the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, a task force based in another county.
Detectives determined a 29-year-old man to be linked with the scanning device. They found him at his home and arrested him on suspicion of fraudulent use of a card-scanning device and possession of personal information for the purposes of identity theft.
The suspect was booked at Ventura County jail. His $100,000 bail amount was paid, securing his release. He is due to appear in court on September 18.
ATM and credit card fraud in Ventura County occurs when a person intends to fraudulently obtain money, goods, or services by using the access card of a cardholder without his or her authorization. Penalties in case of conviction can vary depending on what laws are applied to the case. Various crimes such as theft, forgery, and even identity theft can be connected to one's case. Some offenses may result in steep fines and a jail sentence, while others may result in considerably more exorbitant fines and a long prison sentence.
If you are currently facing fraud charges in California, speak with an attorney right away. At The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann, we investigate our clients' cases thoroughly and build customized legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes. Call us today at (888) 744-7730 for a confidential, comprehensive consultation with no cost to you.