Search of Probation Suspect Turns up Identify Theft Suspects

Search of Probation Suspect Turns up Identify Theft Suspects

Mug shots of Steven Talbott Zensius, 47,  Joseph Marino Luprete, 32, Jennie Danielle Gates, 18

MILPITAS — The Milpitas Police Department has released the mug shot of three individuals who have been found in what officers are describing as a possible identity theft ring.

According to Milpitas Police Sergeant Steven Fox, “On August 4, 2016, at approximately 12:11 P.M., a Milpitas Police officer saw a brown 1995 Ford Taurus in the parking lot of the Heritage Inn at 378 W. Calaveras Boulevard.” During a brief routine check, Steven Zensius was found to be intoxicated and appeared to be on a controlled substance while working on the car.

Fox said, “Zensius was on probation from Alameda County and was found to be in possession of a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine.”

During a brief search of a room rented by Zensius at the Heritage Inn, Joseph Luprete and Jennie Gates were also discovered staying in the room with him.

Both Luprete and Zensius were on searchable probation.  During the search, multiple fictitious identification cards, a credit card re-encoder device, and multiple suspected stolen credit card numbers were found in the room.

Luprete was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for fraud related charges and violation of probation. Gates was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for possession of a controlled substance and fraud related charges.

Zensius was cited and released for being in possession of a controlled substance.

Search of Probation Suspect Turns up Identify Theft Suspects was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by admin
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