El Monte, CA: Detectives arrest couple for numerous identity theft crimes.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday, November 23, 2015, detectives at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Central Station were contacted by a Bank of America fraud investigator, reporting a theft.
Bank investigators were alerted to a theft by fraud that occurred at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in May 2015.
A bank customer reported $46,866 was stolen from their savings and home equity line of credit accounts.
The suspect made numerous cash withdrawls over a 5 day period, using the victim’s identity and stolen banking information.
With the assistance of the Bank of America fraud investigator and investigators from the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, detectives identified Vinny Hoai Nguyen of El Monte, California as a suspect.
On the morning of Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, an arrest warrant was issued for Vinny Hoai Nguyen.
Detectives contacted Vinny Hoai Nguyen, at his home, at the 5000 block of La Madera Avenue, in El Monte, California.
Vinny Hoai Nguyen’s girlfriend, Quynhnhu Nguyen, was also inside the residence when detectives arrived.
A search warrant was obtained for Vinny Hoai Nguyen’s residence.
During a search of the home, detectives located numerous credit card manufacturing devices, hundreds of credit cards in various stages of being altered, dozens of stolen identification cards, numerous altered checks, several laptop computers and $8,300 in one hundred dollar bills.
Vinny Hoai Nguyen and Quynhnhu Nguyen were arrested and transported to Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, California.
Both were booked for numerous felony identity theft related crimes.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective G. Ward at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Central Station at: 1 (909) 387-3545.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at: http://www.wetip.com
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