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Californian man apprehended in Moorpark ID theft case

A 37-year-old man in the Californian city of Bakersfield was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft to steal $20,000 from a local resident. The criminal used stolen identity for credit card fraud. 

According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the victim reported that his personal data was used to open multiple credit cards, which were charged with over $20,000 in fraudulent purchases. The credit cards were used to purchase goods from a high-end furniture shop. 

Further investigation revealed the accused as Caleb Parish, 37, of Bakersfield.  On Wednesday, the police detained Parish at his residence in Bernard Street in Bakersfield. A search of the apartment led to the furniture bought with the fake cards, including an identity theft laboratory with stolen cheques, fake ID cards, and counterfeit money. 

Parish was transported and incarcerated into Ventura County jail on suspicion of identity theft, where his bail was set at an amount of $200,000.