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Phelan Stater Bros. Employee Reports Fraudulent Credit Card Use Leading to Arrest

Phelan Stater Bros. Employee Reports Fraudulent Credit Card Use Leading to Arrest

PHELAN – A Loma Linda man who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) was arrested after attempting to use fraudulent credit cards at the Phelan Stater Bros. Market.

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, at around 7:45 a.m. dispatchers received a report of a male subject attempting to purchase items and withdraw cash on possibly fraudulent credit cards at the store located at 4059 Phelan Road. The male subject left the store before deputies arrived, but the employee was able to provide deputies with a suspect and suspect vehicle description. The vehicle was located near Phelan and Burbank Roads and the deputies conducted a traffic stop.

Benjamin Misenheimer, 27, was the driver of the vehicle and was found to be on felony probation and PRCS. Deputies searched his vehicle and located stolen credit cards, debit cards, driver’s licenses, social security cards, and passports that did not belong to Misenheimer. Deputies also located a forged check, jewelry, narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Misenheimer has an extensive criminal history with numerous narcotics-related convictions.

Multiple victims were contacted and the case remains under investigation. “Stater Bros. Market employees did an excellent job,” Victor Valley Station officials said. “The information they provided law enforcement assisted in the apprehension of Misenheimer.”

 

Misenheimer was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for possession of ID of over 10 people, possession of forged notes, possession of stolen property, and an outstanding warrant.  

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