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Los Altos Police Department
Thursday May 7th, 2015 :: 08:27 p.m. PDT
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Identity Theft resulted from stolen mail. Warrant issued and the suspect was booked!

TYPE OF CRIME:  Identity theft              

DATE OF CRIME: 02/17/2015

LOCATION: 1700 Block of Granger Avenue

CASE NUMBER: 15-0208 

SUSPECT: Evelyn Hernandez  AGE: 44

DETAILS:

In February 2015 a Los Altos resident reported to police that someone had used her personal identifying information to open a credit account and make purchases without her permission. The investigation revealed that the suspect was 44 year old San Jose resident EVELYN HERNANDEZ A.K.A WHITEHURST, DOB: 11/25/1970. It is believed that Hernandez obtained the victim’s information from an article of mail. Los Altos Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Hernandez which was served at the Elmwood Correctional Facility where she was already in custody on unrelated charges. 

Los Altos police remind you to immediately report suspicious persons and to not leave any important documents unsecured in your mailbox.

Investigators are currently working to identify any additional victims from Los Altos and surrounding jurisdictions. Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Los Altos Police Department Investigations Unit at (650) 947-2770.  

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Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

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Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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