Arvin police nab suspected fraudster

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Arvin Police Department officers have arrested a woman in what they're calling "a major fraud investigation case" involving more than 60 victims.

Police made a routine traffic stop Sunday evening on 32-year-old Hilda
Perez Rodriguez at Wooner and La Madrid Streets in Arvin.

In her car, officers found boxes and bags containing Social Security cards, California identification cards, California driver's licenses, business checks, duplicated child-support checks, duplicated money grams with templates, U.S. Treasury checks, credit cards and numerous other documents commonly used for identity thefts, according to police.

Passports and birth certificates were also in the bunch. Lt. Olan Armstrong said there are at least 60 victims and probably many more.

"We believe these were items taken in a burglary," Armstrong said.

Rodriguez was booked into Kern County Jail. Her bail was set at $2 million.

Arvin police are encouraging anyone who believes they were a victim to contact the department at (661) 854-5583.