FINANCIAL CRIMES INVESTIGATION LEADS TO MULTIPLE ARRESTS



BeFunky CollageThe WFPD Financial Crimes Unit began an in-depth investigation in December of 2015. Since that time, the investigation has included resources and information from the WFPD Gang Unit, Intel Unit, Organized Crime Unit, and Burglary Unit as well as assistance from the District Attorney’s Office. The focus of the investigation was to identify persons and groups that were soliciting stolen victim information and using that information to defraud the victims. On 05-12-16, with several suspects identified, the WFPD initiated a roundup to take those suspects into custody. To date, the roundup has led to the arrest of seven suspects:

1) Amber Gomez, age 26, charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying information

2) Eric Figuroa, age 31, charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying information AND Possession of Marijuana

3) Karen Cummings, age 44, charged with Forgery

4) Nicole Hiebert, age 29, charged with Forgery

5) Ronnie Hardin, age 38, charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying information (x4)

6) Skylar Aday, age 29, charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying information (x2), Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying information (Enhanced Elderly Victim), Possession of a Dangerous Drug (x2)

7) Stacy Casillas, age 37, charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying information (x2), Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 (x4)

The Financial Crimes Unit and the Community Services Unit offer programs and publications on financial crimes that are FREE to the public. If you would like more information on how to protect yourself from financial crimes or identity theft, we would be happy to help.

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