Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Identity Theft Suspect Turns Herself In

Identity Theft Suspect Turns Herself In On May 11, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., 22-year-old Cassandra Montrevel was accompanied by her attorney when she surrendered to Sheriff’s personnel at the Sacramento County Main Jail. Montrevel was taken into custody on her active warrant and booked (see booking photo below) on seven felony counts of unlawful use of personal identifying information; one felony count of buying or receiving stolen property; and two misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of a scanning device.
Sheriff’s Identity Theft Task Force detectives believe Montrevel, while working as a sales clerk for a local retail boutique, stole numerous customer credit card numbers by use of a handheld credit card reading device commonly known as a “skimmer.” Montrevel then used a credit card encoding device to re-encode the stolen credit card numbers onto credit cards issued under her own name, which she then used at numerous local businesses. Montrevel is suspected of fraudulently purchasing over $15,000.00 in merchandise and gift cards with the stolen credit card numbers.

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