One of Three Suspects Arrested for Mail Theft and Depositing a Fraudulent Check

One of Three Suspects Arrested for Mail Theft and Depositing a Fraudulent Check

YUCAIPA – A 23-year-old Yucaipa man was arrested for attempting to withdraw money that was fraudulently deposited into his bank account. On June 6, 2017, Yucaipa Police receive a report that Joel Shira was at a Wells Fargo Bank attempting to make the withdraw. The fraudulently deposited check was learned to be a stolen business check. Shira was gone by the time deputies arrived.

Through investigation, police learned that the check was stolen out of a mailbox in the City of Rancho Cucamonga on May 5, 2017. Detectives were able to obtain surveillance photos of the subjects who deposited the stolen check into the bank account and of the subject who withdrew the money from the ATM after.

Shira was located and arrested on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The other two photos are of the subjects who are believed to be involved. Authorities believe that they may be in the Yucaipa or Rancho Cucamonga area.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the two suspects is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at the Yucaipa Police Department (909) 918-2305. If you would like to remain anonymous, please contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or

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Image Sources:

  • Joel Shira: SBCoSD