A man and woman were behind bars Thursday on suspicion of stealing checks and identity theft related items from mailboxes in Rancho Mirage over an almost five-month period.
John Fisher, 38, and Thea Lorraine Rich, 32, were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of stealing checks and identity theft related items, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
According to authorities, an investigation into various mail theft incidents between Jan. 20 and June 17 led members of the Rancho Mirage Special Enforcement Team to Fisher and Rich. There were nine victims with an accumulated loss of $17,842.
SET members served a search warrant on the suspects, and allegedly found 46 stolen checks and numerous identity theft related items in their possession, authorities said.
Both were booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center. Fisher was being held on $20,000 bail and Rich was being held on $17,000 bail.