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Ridge Stop Uncovers Identity Theft Materials

Two Camptonville women have been arrested on the San Juan Ridge, who authorities believe may have been running a large identity theft operation. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says just after midnight this morning (Tuesday), a deputy noticed a driver with several vehicle code violations at Flume and San Francisco Streets in North San Juan. When the driver was asked for her information, she initially gave a false name…

Listen to Keith Royal 1

The passenger, 35 year-old Leia Perez was found to be on probation with searchable terms, so the officer checked a backpack…

Listen to Keith Royal 2

Royal says they also found computer software and paper designed for printing checks, and found pre-made checks from Wells Fargo out of an address in Penn Valley. It’s not known yet how many people may have actually been victimized by the personal information that was taken. The investigation is continuing.

1 Comment

September 20, 2016


Excellent work Nevada County Sheriff Deputies!
Well done, thank you!

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