Convicted Female Felon Arrested for Fraud and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

Convicted Female Felon Arrested for Fraud and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
Photo: Stephanie Barajas

Garden Grove Property Crime detectives have arrested a convicted female felon for fraud and firearms/ammunition possession.

In the final week of September, occupants of a room at a Garden Grove hotel left various credit profiles and fraudulent items behind in their room after checking out.  Among the occupants was suspect Stephanie Barajas.

Detectives began investigating the fraudulent activity.  “In the course of the investigation, numerous people were contacted and confirmed they were victims of identity theft,” according to the release.  “It was also founded that Barajas is a convicted felon, who has violated her probation, cannot posses a firearm and had over $14,000.00 of fraudulently obtained EDD unemployment money in her account.”

The investigation culminated in Barajas’ arrest on September 30, 2020.  While searching her vehicle, detectives located an unregistered and loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a box of ammunition, as well as “several items related to fraudulent activity.”

Barajas was booked into Orange County Jail.  She has been charged with eight felony counts of fraud and three counts of firearms/ammunition possession.

Convicted Female Felon Arrested for Fraud and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition was last modified: October 9th, 2020 by admin
Categories: Orange
Tags: fraud, gun

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