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On Monday, Nov. 15, Ernesto Juarez, 18, and Jaqueline Portillo, 18, from Newhall, were arrested for allegedly making fraudulent purchases at a local department store with a credit card that did not belong to them.

Deputies were able to contact the owner of the stolen credit card, who told them he had last used his card at the Jimmy Dean’s restaurant on Lyons Avenue in Newhall.

While conducting their investigation, deputies later learned that Portillo was an employee of the restaurant and was working the drive-thru the day the victim’s card went missing.

Detectives are seeking any additional victims who may have had their cards stolen after using the Jimmy Dean’s restaurant. If you were a victim, or if you have any other additional information pertaining to this case, please contact SCV Sheriff’s Detective Mark Baretto at 661-255-1121.

 

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  1. Abigail says:

    Both my husband and I had our debit Visa cards copied recently, but we do not go to Jimmy Deans. There is another place here that has the same thing happening. Hope they catch these people and shut down what now appears to be a ring… :-(

  2. By his happened to me once after using my card at pollo loco on Pico canyon. But I still had the card. I suspected they took a pic with their cell phone. Only one small charge showed up when I noticed it and canceled the card. Luckily it didn’t get worse than that. They typically will put animal charge or two through bc most people don’t notice those charges. Be diligent people. Merry Christmas!

  3. Cheryl Smith Cheryl Smith says:

    Inside job perhaps. This happened to me in Pasadena. Bank told me the cashier most likely.

  4. Their parents must be so proud… Idiots!

  5. Not desperate…thieving criminal punks!

  6. Glad I only use cash people are horrible

  7. Melisa Recinos Virginia Castillo De Ruiz

  8. They need to be in jail!

  9. Carlos Hernandez 😂😂😂
    #relationshipGoals

  10. Oh my gosh! I know these people

  11. Sue Jacobs Sue Jacobs says:

    Disgusting they really learn young!

  12. Guess they’ve started using credit cards – used to be cash only

  13. Steve check every charge that goes through. Try to use cash

  14. Lydia Marie Lydia Marie says:

    Brittney Amanda this how yours got stolen probably!

  15. Brian says:

    Hang these losers!

  16. Samantha Duran I always had a little weird filling about giving them my card for some reason….

  17. Aj Juarez Aj Juarez says:

    Damn I know those ppl lol crazyy

  18. I white out the 3 digit code on the back and then run tape across it so when i hand my cc they cant use it for online purchases either.

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