Photo: Toni Tinay and Matthew Core
GRANITE BAY – Deputies discovered 39 victims of identity theft that a pair of people affected.
On August 28 near Sierra College and Douglas Boulevards, deputies stopped “a suspicious vehicle.”
In the first place, 23-year-old Pittsburg resident Toni Tinay gave out a false name. Rather, when they discovered her real name, they saw that she had warrants from Contra Costa and Napa counties.
Inside the vehicle they found stolen checks, credit cards, USPS master keys, credit card encoders and illegal drugs.
A credit card encoder “takes valid credit card information from one card and transfers it onto the magnetic strip of another card.”
In all, 39 identity theft victims were discovered.
36-year-old Vallejo resident Matthew Core joined Tinay for an arrest. Core’s bail is $375,000 and Tinay’s bail is $160,000.