Identity Theft: Pair Arrested in Traffic Stop With Fake ID, Stolen Car

The woman arrested was taken to the Banning jail, sheriff's officials said.

A suspected car and identity thief was taken to the Banning jail Thursday after she was nabbed in a traffic stop in San Jacinto, sheriff's officials said.

Sandy Gonzales, 28, was arrested along with Peter Larry Herrera, 40, on suspicion of auto theft and identity theft after they were stopped by a Riverside County sheriff's deputy in the area of Lake Park Drive and the Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto.

According to sheriff's officials, a deputy assigned to traffic enforcement stopped the suspects about 8 a.m. for an alleged violation and discovered the car they were in had been reported stolen by a resident of Menifee.

Herrera and Gonzales, who were also allegedly in possession of fraudulent identification, were taken into custody without incident.

Herrera was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, with bail set at $5,000. Gonzales was booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Her bail information was not immediately available.


– City News Service contributed to this report.

Watever March 22, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Worthless people I think they should be thrown into space
beaumontdave March 22, 2013 at 06:06 AM
1, People can and do change 2. Mercy benefits both he who gives and he who receives. 3. Sending people to space costs boatloads of money.


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