FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
IDENTITY THEFT SUSPECT CHARGED WITH 11 FELONY COUNTS
In December 2015, Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department Financial Crimes Detail began conducting a lengthy identity theft investigation. Through their investigation, Detectives learned that a suspect used the personal identifying information of multiple victims to open credit cards. They identified three fraudulent credit card accounts, with balances owed of over $100,000.00.
The suspect used the credit cards to buy expensive sports memorabilia and make lease payments for 3 Lexus vehicles. The suspect also used the fraudulently obtained credit cards to dine at high-end restaurants, and make large purchases at various clothing and electronic retail stores.
The suspect was identified as Jason Allen Sorenson, a 38 year old resident of Covina California.
On May 5, 2016, detectives served a search warrant at Sorenson’s residence in Covina, California. Detectives recovered multiple key items of evidence related to identity theft, impounded two Lexus vehicles, and recovered multiple items of sports memorabilia. Sorenson was subsequently arrested on multiple charges of identity theft, grand theft, as well as ex-felon in possession of ammunition, ex-felon in possession of a stun gun, and possession of narcotics. Sorenson posted bail the same day and was scheduled to appear in court on May 26, 2016.
Detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration and they filed 11 felony counts against Sorenson. He was charged with 6 counts of Identity Theft, 3 counts of Grand Theft, 1 count of Possession of Narcotics for Sales, and 1 count of Ex-Felon in Possession of Ammunition. His bail was set at $255,000.00 and he was arraigned in Long Beach court on May 26, 2016. After the arraignment he was not remanded into custody and remains out on bond.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call Financial Crimes Detectives at (562) 570-7330.