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2 Victorville Transients Arrested on Multiple Fraud Charges

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (VVNG.com) – A routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two Victorville transients found to be in possession of significant stolen personal property.

On May 31, 2017, at about 3:54 p.m. Loma Linda Deputy B. Ortiz and his partners, L. Sandoval and Sgt. A. Garcia conducted a vehicle check outside of a Starbuck’s located at 11245 California Street.

Authorities made contact with two transients identified as Steven Vigil, 40, and Desiree Rodriguez, 35, both from Victorville.

Vigil and Rodriguez were cooperative and provided their identity information.

“Vigil was found to be a person on Parole and was a parolee at large with an active no bail warrant. Rodriguez was also found to have several warrants for her arrest,” authorities said in a press release.

Further investigation revealed that the suspects were in possession of a significant amount of other persons credit cards, ID cards and social security cards. Ortiz conducted the investigation and was able to contact several victims who owned some of the property.

It was determined the suspects had obtained the property during two burglaries.

Additionally, the suspects had attempted to use several of the credit cards. One of the victims had her identity stolen and credit lines fraudulently opened in her name.

Ortiz arrested Vigil and booked him into the Central Detention Center. Vigil is being held without bail. Rodriguez’s case will be forwarded to the District Attorney for consideration.

Ortiz was unable to contact several more potential victims. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.

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