YUCAIPA – A man and woman were taken into custody for a second time on Thursday morning after a routine traffic stop over a week earlier led authorities into investigation of counterfeit checks.
Chrissy Lynn Trice, 42, and Jovan Santiago Tunon, 38, both of Yucaipa were originally stopped on February 9 in an unincorporated portion of San Bernardino County, the 12200 block of 5th Street in Yucaipa.
Tunon was driving the car when they were pulled over by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy, who discovered several counterfeit checks. On those checks was a possible victim with bank account information.
Both Tunon and Trice, who is also known as Chrissy Cheever, were arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.
Tunon was discovered to be on felony probation, a hold being placed on him on other unrelated charges.
On Thursday, February 18, nine days after their initial arrest, investigators led by Det. Gerald Leininger served a search warrant at their address in Yucaipa.
They discovered a computer and printer, both involved in the process of making counterfeit checks. Several more counterfeit checks were also found at their residence. The two were arrested again.
In a separate case, Tunon was being held without bail on the probation hold, charged with vehicle theft and being in possession of a stolen vehicle.
He will appear in San Bernardino Superior Court facing those charges on March 16.
Trice posted bail on February 9 and was released. Scheduled for a Superior Court appearance on February 22, she is being charged for making fictitious checks, forgery and conspiracy to commit a crime.