Palm Desert CA May 2 2013 A DMV employee is behind bars for allegedly stealing credit cards of people who he helped at the Palm Desert DMV, it has been reported.
The thefts took place on two separate occasions in Jan. and March earlier this year, Sgt. Brad Farwell stated in a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release.
During a follow-up investigation and with the help of DMV investigators, Martin Mendoza, 24, of Desert Hot Springs was identified as the employee who conducted the transactions with both victims.
Burglary investigators went to the Palm Desert DMV at about 2 p.m. on Thursday Apr. 18 and arrested Mendoza for credit card fraud and theft.
He was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio, Sgt. Farwell said.
Anyone with further details regarding this investigation is urged to call Deputy Aldrich at 760-836-1600 or anonymously at 760-341-STOP (7867).
Martin Mendoza, 28, of the 1500 block of South 51st Court in Cicero, was arrested early Monday and charged with aggravated battery, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin said.
Cook County Judge Carmen Aguilar ordered Mendoza held on $50,000 bond at a Monday hearing in Maywood, Conklin said. He will next appear in court on May 7.
Mendoza was arrested after a fight broke out during which he allegedly knocked out a tooth of an off-duty Stone Park police officer working security at Scores Chicago in Stone Park, Conklin said.
The gentleman’s club, in the 4000 block of West Lake Street in Stone Park, says it’s the only gentleman’s club open until 5 a.m. every day, according to its website.
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