Suspects Impersonating Military Members Get Arrested For Stealing Money From South Coast Banks
Three people from out-of-state who appeared to be impersonating members of the military have been arrested in connection to stealing money from banks on the South Coast.
Ventura Police say employees from a Wells Fargo Bank on the 5700 block of Telephone Road reported that around 2 p.m. Friday someone tried to obtain a cash advancement using a fake ID and credit card. Thirty minutes later, a bank teller at the Wells Fargo inside Vons on the 100 block of Main street reported that someone tried to withdraw a large amount of cash using a fake debit card and then fled in a car that matched the description from the earlier call. The suspects were dressed as members of the Armed Forces.
Officers located the suspects and discovered inside the car numerous fake out-of-state IDs and credit cards with Wounded Warriors on them, computer equipment for making cards and more than $30,000 in large denominations.
Detectives determined the three suspects were successful in obtaining cash from banks in Camarillo and Oxnard. Glynn Ford, Robert Ballard and Aaron Horton -- all from Illinois -- were arrested on a number of charges including forgery, identify theft and conspiracy.