In October, Glendale police arrested a woman suspected of
identity theft while trying to purchase $12,000 in electronics. According to police, the woman presented false identification and credit cards at the Apple Store in the Glendale Galleria.
07confronted the woman about the fake ID. She admitted that the identification was fake, but said that the credit card she used belonged to her grandmother. Police called the “grandmother” who confirmed the woman’s story and said she did not object to the purchases. Further investigation revealed that the person actually named on the ID card did not know the suspect.
Police arrested the woman and she later posted bail. Investigators are also pursuing potential charges against the woman’s accomplice.
Glendale Identity Theft Lawyer
When you face charges of identity theft, hire an experienced identity theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes identity theft cases in Glendale and throughout Southern California. He also takes federal identity crime cases in any circuit in the United States.
Identity theft takes many forms, and police pursue identity theft charges vigorously. In most cases, identity theft results in additional financial crimes. Law enforcement agencies are often interested in identity thefts precisely because they reveal other crimes. Identity thefts may be organized, or may occur as the result of chance opportunities.
When you face identity-related crimes, don’t take chances on an inexperienced attorney. Instead, hire an attorney who will fight aggressively for you in court. Mr. Helfend doesn’t judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works hard to arrive at the best possible outcome for each client’s case.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County identity theft case.
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