Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Sep 23, 2021 - 8:47AM

For Immediate Release

Credit card fraud duo strikes again, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators update request for public’s help

Case Number:
WC21-3756, WC21-3859, WC21-4608
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating multiple cases of credit card fraud which may be tied to regional vehicle burglaries.

Sometime between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on September 17, 2021, a vehicle was burglarized while parked at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead parking lot. The suspects gained entry inside the vehicle by punching the lock of the driver’s side door. Four credit and/or debit cards were stolen as well as cash from inside the vehicle. The cards were subsequently used that same day by two people at a big box retailer located on Damonte Ranch Parkway and another big box retailer on Kietzke Lane.

Surveillance images of those people are attached. The surveillance images and modus operandi in the September 17th case match vehicle burglaries at regional trailheads and successive credit card fraud cases. Detectives made a public plea to identify the suspects in those prior cases on September 13th. All surveillance images are included in this release.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspects pictured below is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Reference case numbers: WC21-3756, WC21-3859, and WC21-4608.






The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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