Santa Rosa pair busted for 20K credit card fraud and other charges
SANTA ROSA – Santa Rosa police detectives arrested Amanda Rossi, 26, and Mako Murray, 27, both of Santa Rosa, on multiple charges stemming from the use of stolen credit cards billed for almost $20,000.
According to a Santa Rosa police press release, a woman realized her wallet was missing when several banks contacted her about suspicious activity in her accounts. She reported that the theft must have occurred on July 25th when she was running errands in town.
Following leads, detectives found that at least two suspects had used several of the credit cards to purchase high end electronics and other goods at several area stores. They were able to identify Rossi and Murray, and got a search warrant for their home on Slater Street. The warrant was served Monday afternoon, and both suspects were home, and subsequently arrested.
The search turned up much more, however, than the goods they bought with the victim’s credit card. In addition to the merchandise, detectives found prescription drugs packaged and prepared for sale, firearms and military grade protective gear, implements for manufacturing hashish, illegally manufactured California ID cards, and other illegally purchased electronics and consumer goods.
The suspects were booked into the Sonoma County Jail on charges of possessing narcotics, possessing narcotics for sale, engaging in narcotics sales near a school, possessing stolen property, burglary illegal use of credit cards, and illegal manufacturing of state identification. Detectives are consulting military officials regarding the ballistic equipment seized.
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