A Beaumont man who allegedly took part in stealing driver’s licenses, social security cards, bank statements and other personal information from residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties was apprehended this week at a hotel in Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies said Friday.
Dennis Carbajal, 39, was arrested on suspicion of fraud, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit a crime, and making fictitious checks Sunday morning at a hotel in the 100 block of Lagunita Lane. Sheriff’s deputies said that after they arrived at the hotel at 8:43 a.m., Carbajal tried to flee out of the back of the room, but he was immediately caught.
Two other men, Brian Dimmick, 38, of Victorville, and Jonnie Stivers, whose age and hometown were not disclosed, were also allegedly in the room with Carbajal and arrested.
In the room, deputies said they found several California driver’s licenses, social security cards, bank statements, altered checks and credit applications “indicative of identity theft.” In Carbajal’s car, drug paraphernalia, mail stolen from residents in the Big Bear Valley and electronic equipment “that is commonly used in the commission of identity theft crimes” was also found.
Victims of the thefts include residents from Beaumont, Big Bear and Fontana.
Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating whether other unreported victims may exist.
Anyone with information regarding the case was asked to contact Deputy Gorajewski at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.
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