SACRAMENTO— A 21-year-old man is in jail, accused of burglary and using forged credit cards, following an investigation by the Cal Expo Police Department.
Cal Expo officers served search and arrest warrants in an apartment on the 7200 block of Greenhaven Drive in Sacramento at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday on July 22.
Darius Deangelo Evans was taken into custody on a felony warrant issued by the San Francisco Police Department, alleging he used the stolen information to make large purchases at a Bloomingdale’s store in the city. He is accused of creating credit cards in his name with stolen account numbers and using that data to spend thousands of dollars on electronics, clothes, shoes and jewelry, police said.
Evans is now being held at the Sacramento County Jail on $500,000 bond.
When a California State Fair attendee learned of unauthorized activity on their credit card at the Cal Expo event, police launched an investigation as to how that could have happened. They looked into the matter for 10 days, according to a news release from the Cal Expo Police Department. The card had been used on July 11, officials said. The unauthorized credit card activity didn’t take place on Cal Expo property — but the fairgoer was made aware of the fraud while at the fair, police said.
At Evans’ apartment, police found computer equipment and electronics indicating he was likely creating the fake credit cards in his name, along with several thousand dollars in cash, dozens of credit cards in various stages of completion, receipts, a loaded handgun, and signs he was likely involved in drug sales from his home.
Cal Expo police received help from the Sacramento Police Department SWAT team, the Sacramento County High-Tech Task Force and the Sacramento County Welfare Fraud unit. The investigation will take several weeks to complete due to the large amount of evidence recovered at the apartment.