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Auto Theft and Credit Card Fraud Suspect


Auto Theft and Credit Card Fraud Suspect



Auto Theft and Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Public Assistance Requested to Locate Suspect Wanted for Auto Theft and Credit Card Fraud


Goleta - March 6th, 2017


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle theft and credit card fraud. 


On February 21, 2017, a vehicle was stolen overnight from a residence in Goleta.  The white 2011 Scion XB, with a license plate of 6NTC135, is still outstanding. The victim’s purse was in the vehicle at the time.  After stealing the vehicle, the suspect then used the victim’s credit cards at multiple locations in the La Cumbre area of Santa Barbara. The suspect was captured by surveillance cameras using the victim’s credit cards. 


The suspect is a white male adult in his twenties with dark hair and is approximately 5’-10” to 5’-11 tall. The Sheriff’s Office requests anyone with information on his identity to please call Deputy Tom Green at 805-961-7518 or to leave an anonymous tip, call 805-681-4171.


The Sheriff’s Office contracts with the City of Goleta for Police Services.


For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover


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