The morning of December 7th , a 65-year old male reported to Mendocino County Sheriff deputies his bank card had been fraudulently used. Presenting the deputies his bank statements, the victim pointed out the several times his bank card was used without his authorization at different retail establishment in the Ukiah area.
Deputies and Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office investigators were able to identity a suspect, 25-year old Jessica Escobedo-Fernandez, by contacting several of the retail establishments.
Further investigation proposed a second suspect, 38-year old Robert Huang, obtained the victim’s information and passed it to Escobedo-Fernandez which led to $4,800 in fraudulent purchases.
Escobedo-Fernandez was arrested on the 600 block of South State Street the night of December 12, 2020. She could be charged with obtaining credit using another’s ID, felony theft by forged/invalid access card over $400, felony grand theft from person, and felony conspiracy to commit felony crime. She was booked at the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $15, 000.
Later that night, deputies spotted Huang driving a white SVU on the 700 block of South State Street. They initiated a traffic stop and arrested Huang for obtaining credit using other’s ID, felony theft by forged/invalid access card over $400, felony grand theft from person, and felony conspiracy to commit felony crime. Huang was also booked into the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $15,000.