Press Releases

Thursday 05/14/2020 2:36 PM - ID Theft

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: ID Theft
Date and Time of Incident: 3-6-20
Place of Occurrence: San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Hanford, and Fresno CA
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: White Female Adult, 50-70 years old White Male Adult, 50-70 years old
Details of News Release: On 2-18-20, a female victim in Templeton reported a theft of her purse from her house. Besides cash and credit cards, the victim reported her checkbook which was inside the purse, was also taken. On 3-6-20, the victim reported someone had used her checks at Costco stores in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Hanford CA and Fresno, CA. Checks had also been passed at a Bank of America in Fresno. All told, the checks totaled approximately $5,000. Costco was able to identify the suspect with surveillance photos. The photographs show one male and one female. Both appear to be white and approximately 50-70 years old. It's believed the two are associated with a white extended-cab pickup truck. The pickup truck looks to be a Ford F-150, possibly a 2004 year model or newer. Once Deputies were able to secure a surveillance photo from Costco of the suspect, an APB (all points bulletin) flyer was sent to the following counties: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Kings, Kern and Fresno. If anyone has information on the suspects or this incident, please call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 05/14/2020 2:38 PM