A Whittier man convicted in 2014 on identity theft charges, faces additional charges after failing a sentencing compliance check last month. Ulices Ramon Soto, 34, was charged with possession of stolen access cards, methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia possession and violating the terms of his previous sentence. Soto’s girlfriend, who shares his home, was also arrested for methamphetamine possession and drug paraphernalia possession.
Suspect’s identity theft history is documented
According to court records, police raided Soto’s home in 2014 and discovered an identity theft operation that included documents related to ID theft and equipment to generate credit and debit cards. Police also seized methamphetamine, guns and a large quantity of ammunition. Following the raid, Soto was convicted of forgery, possession of identity theft-related information, drug possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to 16 months in the county jail and two years in prison.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of cases of reported identity theft increased nearly 30% between 2013 and 2014. This has put additional pressure on law enforcement to prosecute identity theft. If you’ve been arrested for identity theft, forgery, drug crimes or other similar crimes, Robert Helfend.
Robert Helfend is an attorney in Los Angeles with 30 years of experience in criminal defense in the State of California. He practices criminal defense exclusively and has established his reputation as an aggressive defender of his clients’ rights.
Mr. Helfend won’t judge you based on where you came from or what you’re accused of doing, but he will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. His case history speaks for itself. If you have been arrested on identity theft charges, contact Robert Helfend today for a free consultation on your identity theft case.
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