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Ukiah Pair Accused of Stealing an Elderly Man’s Bank Card to Purchase Nearly $5,000 Worth of Merchandise

The following is a press released from Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 12-07-2020 at 10:02 A.M.  Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to contact a 65 year-old male from Ukiah (California) regarding a fraud report. 

Jessica Escobedo-Fernandez [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

The elderly victim reported his bank card had been stolen and fraudulently used several times at numerous different retail establishments in the Ukiah area.  The elderly victim provided deputies with bank statements listing the times and locations the transactions took place.

The Deputies, assisted by Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, contacted several of the retail establishments and identified Jessica Escobedo-Fernandez as a suspect. 

Robery Huang [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

The Deputies and Investigators continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Robert Huang procured the elderly male’s personal information and Escobedo-Fernandez acted in concert with Huang to use the fraudulent debit cards as a means to illegally obtain approximately $4,800.00 in merchandise.

On 12-12-2020 at 9:40 P.M. Deputies contacted Escobedo-Fernandez in the 600 block of South State Street in Ukiah, California. 

Escobedo-Fernandez was arrested for 530.5(A) PC (Felony Obtain Credit Using Others ID), 484G(A) PC (Felony Theft By Forged/Invalid Access Card Over $400), 487(c) PC (Felony Grand Theft From Person) and 182(a)(1) PC (Felony Conspiracy to Commit Felony Crime). 

Escobedo-Fernandez was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where she was booked on the listed charges and to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

On 12-12-2020 at 10:54 P.M., Deputies observed Huang driving a white SUV in the 700 block of South State Street. 

Deputies conducted a traffic stop and arrest Huang on charges of 530.5(A) PC (Felony Obtain Credit Using Others ID), 484G(A) PC (Felony Theft By Forged/Invalid Access Card Over $400), 487(c) PC (Felony Grand Theft From Person) and 182(a)(1) PC (Felony Conspiracy to Commit Felony Crime).

Huang was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

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