VENTURA — In today’s world, where occupational gender barriers are tumbling, criminal activities traditionally reserved for men are finding women engaging in nefarious behaviors in pursuit of illicit gains.
Evidence of this growing trend surfaced on October 31st, when detectives working out of the Camarillo Police Department — who had been working on reports of stolen checks during the week prior — issued a media release calling for help in identifying a female who had been recorded on a local area bank branch’s surveillance video as she deposited checks earlier reported as stolen and forged at the bank’s ATM.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Gerardo Cruz, over the ensuing week, “numerous anonymous tips” were received, including one that identified 35-year-old Camarillo resident Corinna Navarro as the subject of the publicized ATM video recording. Additional investigation led to the discovery of “additional evidence” pointing to Navarro and confirming her identification as the female recorded on video.
It took nearly a full week of tracking her down, but on November 16th, Navarro was located in a local motel, where she was found to be in possession of stolen property, taken into custody, arrested, and transported to Ventura County Jail where she was booked on charges of identity theft and being in possession of stolen property.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking