Stolen Mail and Checks Found in Woman’s Hotel Room

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com)- A 43-year-old Hesperia woman was arrested for forgery, making fictitious checks, and unauthorized use of identification, authorities said.

On January 3, 2017, Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s High Desert Gang Enforcement Team made contact with Dustina Nicole Luna at the Rodeway Inn on the 15300 block of La Paz Drive.

Luna and another occupant consented to a search of their room. Detectives found Luna was in possession of stolen mail, stolen checks, and note cards and a notebook containing personal information belonging to several people. Further investigation revealed that Luna had been able to change the payee to herself on one of the checks and obtain money. She had also tried to cash another check but was unsuccessful.

Detectives learned from the 76-year-old victim that the checks Luna had stolen had been written to different charities that the retired military veteran had intended to donate to. The victim does not know Luna and has never written checks to her.

Luna was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for forgery, making fictitious checks, and unauthorized use of identification.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

(source: SBSD Headquarters news release)

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