Photo: Nayelly Velazquez
April 9, 2022 – Ventura County, Ca.
With contemporary social and behavioral standards in an accelerating state of flux, it comes as no surprise that today’s criminals come in all genders, ages, family backgrounds, and physical appearances. Even the most attractive young women can apparently harbor criminal instincts that deceive highly experienced law enforcement personnel…while they’re incarcerated.
That may well be the case behind the April 7 th arrest of 26-year-old Santa Paula resident Nayelly Velazquez who was sitting behind bars at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Todd Road Jail Classification Unit last March. That’s when, according to VCSD spokesman Deputy Rory Radcliff, deputies working within the jail became aware that the financial accounts of “over 50
inmates” in the jail “had their inmate accounts compromised.”
The ensuing investigation, conducted by jail custody staff working in concert with the Moorpark Investigations Unit and the Sheriff’s Gang Unit, led to the identification of Velazquez and her accomplice 19-year-old Oxnard resident Kelly De Leon as “the individuals committing pin thefts” which gave them access to the personal records of inmates. With that information, Velazquez was able to “electronically assume the inmates’ identities to make purchases.”
On April 7 th , detectives served a search warrant on De Leon’s residence and discovered “evidence related to the crime,” whereupon De Leon was taken into custody, transported to Ventura County Jail, and booked on charges of Identity Theft and Conspiracy. Still in jail at the time on a pending conspiracy to commit murder charge, Velazquez was additional charged with
Identity Theft and Conspiracy and remains in custody, ostensibly with her access to jail commerce now more carefully monitored.
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