Woman arrested for suspected Identity Theft

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Updated: 1/17/2014 11:14 am
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a woman on 27 counts of Identity Theft and Using Identifying Information of Another with Intent To Harm. Detectives apprehended Velvet Breanna Knight Beaman (a.k.a. Velvet Bernhard), 25, on Monday.

According to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Beaman acquired the personal identifying information of at least 11 identified victims within Washoe County, through various means. After obtaining this information, Beaman would fraudulently conduct financial transactions, including checking transactions and credit card transactions.

Many of the identified victims were not aware of the fraud until notified by Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Fraud Unit. Detectives have identified and contacted most known victims, and are working diligently with financial institutions to identify additional victims.

Beaman is currently being held in the Washoe County Detention Facility. Her bail was set at $575,000.00. Additional charges included Burglary, Possession of a Forged Instrument, and Uttering a Forged Instrument. 

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens to stay alert. Sheriff’s Office tips that will help minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud are available on the Washoe County Sheriff's Staying Safe page.

Under Nevada Revised Statute 205.4617, personal identifying information can include a person’s name, account numbers, social security number, date of birth, and numerous other items commonly used for identification purposes.
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