Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jun 10, 2021 - 2:37PM

For Immediate Release

Secret Witness tip leads to arrest in counterfeit check scam

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested the suspect in a counterfeit check scam.

On May 13, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office requested help from the community in identifying a man seen in surveillance images while cashing counterfeit U.S. Treasury checks at an area casino.

Within two days, detectives had a probable identity of the suspect in those images as Jarrod “James” Reboton. Detectives were able to gather intelligence and developed probable cause for Reboton’s arrest.  Through continued contact with members of the public in and around where Reboton lived detectives made contact with Reboton on June 8, 2021 and placed him under arrest.

Reboton was booked shortly after 10:00 p.m. on June 8th for two felony counts of intent to utter a fictitious bill/note/check; one felony count of attempted grand larceny greater than $1,200 but less than $5,000; one felony count of attempt to obtain money under a false pretense greater than $1,200 but less than $5,000.

Reboton was released on his own recognizance shortly before 5:00 a.m. on June 9th.

At the time of Reboton’s arrest on June 8th he was wearing a backpack containing drugs as well as $45,000 worth of goods.  On June 9th detectives were able to confirm those goods were stolen out of Folsom, California.

Detectives relocated Reboton on June 10, 2021 and arrested him for one felony count of possession of stolen property more than $25,000 and less than $100,000; and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance less than 14 grams.

Photo 1: Reboton’s booking photo 6/8/2021
Photo 2: Reboton’s booking photo 6/10/2021



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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