Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-134
Date Issued:
Sep 13, 2021 - 2:10PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for public’s help in identifying credit card fraud suspects

Case Number:
WC21-3756, WC21-3859
Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to identify suspects in two separate credit card fraud cases which may be tied to regional vehicle burglaries.

Sometime between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on August 5, 2021, a vehicle was burglarized while parked at Galena Creek Park. The suspects gained entry inside the vehicle by punching the lock of the driver’s side door. Three credit and/or debit cards were stolen as well as cash from inside a purse. The cards were subsequently used by two people at a big box retailer located on Damonte Ranch Parkway. Surveillance images of those two people are attached.

A similar vehicle burglary occurred on August 5, 2021, sometime between 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Browns Creek Trailhead located only 1.5 miles away from Galena Creek Park. Burglars gained entry of the victim’s vehicle by punching the lock of the driver’s side door. Several credit and/or debit cards and cash were stolen from a purse left in the vehicle. The cards were used that same day at a big box store located on Sierra Center Parkway.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspects pictured below is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Reference case numbers: WC21-3756 and WC21-3859.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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