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Four arrested in identity theft rings

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2013

ALAMOSA — Making four arrests, the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office recently broke up identity theft and fraud rings whose victims were family members.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tiffany Medina, 24, Gabriella Medina, 21, and Robert Ossola, 25, in connection with checks and a driver’s license stolen from a family member and subsequently arrested Roman Garcia in a separate identity theft case also related to a family member.

The investigation into the first alleged theft ring began on October 17 when checks were stolen on an old account and the victim’s driver’s license. The investigation developed three suspects, Tiffany and Gabriella Medina, and Ossola who was on parole for a June 2011 incident in Alamosa County involving the burglary of Frontier Pawn.

The trio allegedly went on a check writing splurge, hitting several Alamosa County businesses and making a trip to Pueblo, with more than $5,000 damage incurred during their crime spree.

The second investigation began on October 21 when the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office took another debit card and identity theft report. It was discovered that an elderly father had his debit card, driver’s license, social security card, $500 and other documents stolen, allegedly by his son Roman Garcia, 24

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