LOOMIS, Calif. – Three were arrested for burglary, theft, and identity theft of a deceased law enforcement officer, authorities said.
A probation search on June 10, 2019, led to the finding of evidence of identity theft leading to the arrest of Tammy Miller, John Goble, and John Cooper. The investigation into a May 16, 2019, burglary of the Loomis home that belonged to a recently deceased resident.
Authorities said that priceless keepsakes from the victim’s law enforcement career, financial paperwork, checks, and credit cards, all belonging to the victim were stolen from the home. The items were extensively used to commit fraudulent purchases online, and at Sacramento area businesses. Several forged checks were deposited and numerous purchases were made on the victim’s stolen credit card.
During the probation search on July 10, detectives found several items related to the burglary in Loomis and successfully recovered the decedent’s law enforcement memorabilia. Detectives also located an identity theft lab containing numerous stolen identities and equipment used to produce counterfeit checks.
The suspects were arrested and booked into the Placer County Jail for various charges including burglary, identity theft, and financial elder abuse. Miller already has an outstanding no-bail warrant out of Placer County for identity theft of more than ten victims. Cooper has an active warrant out of Sacramento County.
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