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KCSO: 2 arrested for stolen credit cards

Posted at 3:41 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 18:41:37-04

The Kern County Sheriff's Office have released the following statement: 

On April 3, 2016 at about 2:35 PM deputies from the Taft Substation responded to a residence in the 10500 block of Odyssey Way to investigate a theft. 

When deputies arrived they contacted the victims, two female real-estate agents, who were hosting an open house to sell the residence.  

The victims said a white male driving a dark SUV entered the residence and said he was there to view the house.  

The male looked around and then told the agents he needed to talk to his wife who was in the SUV. 

A short time later the victims saw the suspect run out of the residence and flee in the SUV. 

The victims then discovered that their purses had been gone through and their wallets were missing. 

During the investigation one of the victims received a notification that her credit card was being used at a business at the Tejon Ranch Outlet. 

As deputies from the Lamont Substation were responding to the Outlet they observed the suspect’s vehicle traveling north bound on Wheeler Ridge Road. 

A deputy stopped the vehicle at Wheeler Ridge Road and Lagrey Road. 

Deputies contacted the driver, James Warren (35 years old) and the passenger Brittney Tucker (27 years old). 

During a search of the vehicle there was evidence linking them to the recent theft along with checks, Identification cards of varying degrees of legitimacy, credit and debit cards, and mail belonging to numerous different subjects.

Deputies also located counterfeiting equipment, printers, and thumb drives, chemicals used to remove ink from paper and other surfaces, counterfeit money, payroll checks from different companies, two loaded firearms (One which was reported stolen from Colorado), additional ammunition, narcotics and syringes. 

Both Warren and Tucker were arrested and booked on numerous charges and the investigation is on-going.