Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — A man who stole the identity of dozens of people in Eugene will spend 15 years in prison. Eugene police say Jeffery Nikkel, 35, got information on his victims by breaking into their cars or going through their trash and recycling. He then used the information to open fraudulent checking accounts, credit cards … Continue reading »

Woman in Jail for Murder; Identity Theft

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A 65-year old Rogue River woman is in jail for murder. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Susan Monica is also facing identity theft and theft charges. Deputies were investigating the lesser charges on Friday when they found evidence of further crimes at her home on West Evans Creek Road. The name … Continue reading »

Arrested Woman Possibly Linked to Thefts

MEDFORD, Ore. — A woman was arrested for identity theft, but detectives believe she could also be connected to multiple burglaries across the Rogue Valley. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were out on the 900 block of Niantic Street Tuesday morning. Deputies served a search warrant on 27-year-old Brittani Miller’s residence. They found stolen credit cards, a … Continue reading »

Scam Targets Pacific Power Customers

MEDFORD, Ore. – Pacific Power customers are being warned about a phone scam in which thieves are posing as customer service agents and stealing people’s money and personal information. Pacific Power said the scammers have told customers that they need to pay a bill immediately or they would be disconnected. The caller then asks customers … Continue reading »

Two Arrests in Klamath Falls Fraud Ring

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Suspects in a check forging operation in Klamath Falls are each facing 63 charges. Oregon State Police arrested Anna Rodriguez and Frederick Vierria yesterday. Both are believed to be the leaders in a fraud ring. The majority of the charges are related to identity theft and forgery. Both suspects also had … Continue reading »