The teacher at an elementary school located in 100 block of West Mill Street reported the theft on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, when she noticed that her wallet was stolen from her classroom while school was being dismissed. Central Station deputies arrived at the location to take a report and conduct an investigation into the theft.
Through investigation, they were able to identify, 39-year-old Colton resident, Cassie Pesquiera as the suspect. Deputies learned that Pesquiera, the aunt of a female student stole the items as she picked her niece up from school. They also learned that Pesquiera used the teacher’s credit cards at numerous businesses during the week following the theft.
The afternoon of Thursday, October 20, 2016, deputies arrived at Pesquiera’s Colton home, in the 2200 block of Crescent Circle where she was arrested. She was booked into the Central Detention Center for robbery and identity theft. Pesquiera has prior arrests for identity theft and was on formal felony probation at the time of the theft.
Deputies searched Pesquiera’s home and located evidence linking her to the wall theft, along with numerous items including credit cards belonging to other victims, which she had also used.
Anyone with information about this case, or other crimes Pesquiera may be involved in, should contact the Sheriff’s Central Station. If you choose to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
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