Pair found sleeping in car busted on suspicion of identity theft
PHOTOS: Placer County Sheriff
AUBURN — Placer County deputies have arrested two people on suspicion of identity theft after finding a plethora of evidence in their vehicle.
Just before 3 AM on Tuesday, September 17, deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle parked in a low-lit area behind a restaurant on Bowman Road, with two occupants — later identified as 27-year-old Priscilla Romero and 28-year-old Jairo Guizar, both of Hesperia — asleep inside.
Deputies contacted the suspects and learned that Guizar was on Post Release Community Supervision out of San Bernardino County.
When deputies searched the vehicle, they found a stockpile of paraphernalia as well as evidence of identity theft, including documents with credit card info, an embosser, an electronic card reader, and blank cards used to make credit cards.
They also found a check, mail, documents, and credit cards belonging to multiple other people, totaling up to 16 potential identity theft victims.
Additionally, deputies found two glass pipes, syringes, a box of ammo, a butterfly knife, and methamphetamine.
Guizar faces charges of possession of credit card manufacturing equipment, identity theft, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Romero is charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, addict in possession of ammunition, possession of a switchblade, possession of credit card manufacturing equipment, identity theft, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Both have since been arrested and booked at the Auburn jail.