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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday December 11th, 2018 :: 03:17 p.m. PST

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News Story - Identity Theft Arrest

Nature of Incident: Identity Theft Arrest

Report Number: 18-114746

Location: 4610 Los Angeles Ave Simi Valley / 20216 Roscoe Blvd Canoga Park

Date & Time: 11/28/2018 – 8:30 A.M.

Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Investigations Bureau and Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Ictue, Elmer

Canoga Park 44

Narrative:

On November 28th Detectives from the Camarillo Police Department concluded an identity theft investigation where (S) Elmer Ictue, owner of Elmer’s King’s Tire and Wheel, used the personal information of the victim to obtain money.

In April 2018, the victim reported to the Camarillo Police Department they were a victim of identity theft. The victim had their vehicle serviced at Elmer’s King’s Tire and Wheel, in the City of Camarillo. In July 2018, the victim was contacted by their credit card company and learned that their credit card had multiple unauthorized charges. These charges came from the tire store. The charges to the victim’s credit card were in excess of $20,000.00.

In November 2018, detectives learned that the business re-located to Simi Valley after being evicted from its previous location, at 2787 East Daily Drive Camarillo. On Wednesday November 28th, detectives with the Camarillo Police Department Investigations Bureau and the Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail executed search warrants at Elmer’s King’s Tire and Wheel, in Simi Valley, and Ictue’s residence in Canoga Park. During the execution of the search warrant Ictue was arrested for violation of Penal Code Section 530.5(a) – Identity Theft.

The Camarillo Police Department is asking that anyone who had services rendered at Elmer’s King’s Tire and Wheel, in the City of Camarillo and believes he or she was a victim of fraud to contact Detective Blanck at the Camarillo Police Department (805) 383-5100.

CHIEF OF POLICE COMMANDER DAVE MURRAY

SHERIFF William Ayub

Prepared by: Dep. Danny Lopez

News Release Date: 12-11-2018

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Julie Novak (805-947-9363) / Det. Daniel Blanck (805-947-8311)

Approved by: Captain Jeremy Paris

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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