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Man Accused of Stealing From Women He Met on Plenty of Fish

RIVERSIDE, Calif.(VVNG.com)– A 29-year-old man accused of stealing from women he met using the dating site Plenty of Fish was arrested, authorities said.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Perris resident Oscar Mandujano-Quinonez, who also goes by the name of “Manny,” was arrested after he went to a local park believing he was going to meet a potential victim he had been communicating with online.

The investigation was launched in mid-November of 2016 when Mandujano met with a female victim he met online in the city of Riverside.

“While inside his vehicle, a silver Saturn, Mandujano created a ruse to get the victim to step out of the car. Once the victim exited the vehicle, Mandujano fled at a high rate of speed with the victim’s purse and belongings still inside his vehicle,” stated a press release.

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at about 5:00 p.m., patrol officers and detectives assigned to the Central Neighborhood Policing Center (NPC) conducted an investigation into a suspect who stole from women he met on a popular online dating site.

29-year-old Perris resident Oscar Mandujano-Quinonez, who also goes by the name of “Manny,” was arrested this evening after he went to a local park believing he was going to meet a potential victim he had been communicating with online.

The investigation revealed a warrant was issued for Mandujano’s arrest; for a similar incident that occurred with a different victim in the City of Moreno Valley this past summer. Officers and detectives also learned there was at least one other victim as well. Mandujano listed his victim’s stolen property for sale on a popular online site. Detectives searched Mandujano’s Perris home and found evidence from the listed crimes as well as property from additional women who are also believed to be victims.

Mandujano was charged with 2 counts of grand theft and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Bryon Adcox at (951) 235-7863.

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