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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Thursday June 22nd, 2017 :: 04:46 p.m. PDT


Joel Shira of Yucaipa is arrested for fraudulent checks, detectives search for two additional suspects

DATE/TIME: June 22, 2017

INCIDENT: PC 476 – Fraudulent Checks
PC 182 – Conspiracy to commit a crime

LOCATION: City of Yucaipa, City of San Bernardino, City of Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECTS: Joel Shira, age 23 of Yucaipa
Two Unknown Male Subject

On June 6, 2017, Yucaipa Police received information that Joel Shira was at the Wells Fargo Bank attempting to withdraw money that was fraudulently deposited into his account with a stolen business check. Shira fled the bank prior to deputies’ arrival.

Yucaipa Police Detectives conducted an investigation and learned that the check was originally stolen out of a US Post Office mailbox in the city of Rancho Cucamonga on May 5, 2017.

Through investigation, detectives obtained photographs of the subjects who deposited the stolen check into Shira’s account, and of a subject who withdrew money from the ATM after the stolen check was deposited.

On June 21, 2017, Shira was located and arrested for his involvement in this case.

Detectives are releasing surveillance photos of two additional subjects who are believed to be involved. It is believed that these subjects may be anywhere within the Yucaipa and Rancho Cucamonga areas. The booking photo of Joel Shira is also being released as it is believed he may be involved in other thefts of mail.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the two suspects is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at the Yucaipa Police Department (909) 918-2305. If you would like to remain anonymous, please contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or

Refer: Detective Donald Patton

Station: Yucaipa Station

Phone No: (909) 918-2305

Case No: 141701818

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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