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SBSD - Central
Tuesday February 14th, 2023 :: 02:51 p.m. PST


Search Warrants Lead to the Discovery of a Million Dollars of Stolen Property, U.S. Currency and Three Arrests

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 / 10:00 a.m. 

INCIDENT: Burglary, Grand Theft, Embezzlement, Receive Stolen Property and Conspiracy

LOCATION: 988 S. Washington Avenue, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Geroge Jimenez, a 39-year-old Male Resident of Rialto
                         Erika Aguilar, a-39-year old Female Resident of Rialto
                         Jose Monay, a 54-year-old Male Resident of Fontana

VICTIM(S): Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

SUMMARY: On February 7, 2023, detectives from the Sheriff's Central Station investigated an internal theft ring at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The thefts of high-dollar valued products were committed over several months, by multiple employees and family members. The investigation concluded with the service of five search warrants which resulted in the recovery of over one million dollars in stolen property, and U.S. currency from profit of the sales of the stolen property.   

Three suspects, identified as George Jimenez, Erika Aguilar and Jose Monay, were subsequently placed under arrest for PC459 - Burglary, PC487 - Grand Theft, PC503 - Embezzlement, PC496 - Possession of Stolen Property, and PC182(a)(1) - Conspiracy to Commit Crime. Jimenez, Aguilar, and Monay were booked at the Central Detention Center. Jimenez is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail. Aguilar and Monay were released on a bail bond. 
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Applegate of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department's Central Station at (909)387-3545. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go  

Refer: Detective J. Applegate

Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

Case No. 0123000342

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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