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Lompoc man arrested for several identity theft related charges

Posted: 8:58 PM, Feb 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-25 21:02:02-05

A Lompoc man was arrested on Friday night for several identity theft-related charges.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says  54-year-old Arvan Washington III was found to be in possession of numerous suspected fraudulent checks, credit and debit cards, counterfeiting equipment, federal income tax documents, and social security cards.

Deputies found the items after they contacted Washington behind the Albertson’s shopping center. Authorities say Washington had a felony ‘no bail’ warrant for his arrest as well as illegal narcotics in his possession.

Washington was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. Authorities are still working to identify victims of identity theft, who are predominantly from northern Santa Barbara County. Some additional victims are believed to be out of the Los Angeles area.

Arvan Washington III