Couple arrested for identity theft in Paso Robles
September 17, 2016
Paso Robles police arrested a man and a woman suspected of identity theft last week after an intensive investigation.
In august, staff at the La Quinta Inn told police a maid had discovered discarded mail items and narcotics paraphernalia while cleaning a room in which the guests had already checked out. Officers mounted an investigation that showed the couple had used another person’s identity to rent the room.
Last week, staff at the hotel told police the couple had returned and rented another room.
In the couple’s room, police found numerous items associated with identity fraud including stolen mail, tools used to access mail boxes, fraudulent purchases, drug paraphernalia and an ounce of methamphetamine.
Police searched the vehicle the couple arrived in and found stolen mail and a stolen pistol. A trace of the vehicle showed it had been fraudulently purchased from a car dealership using phony identifications.
Police arrested Vincent Buddy Tessandori, 44, and Destiny Maye Anderson, 28, on charges of counterfeiting cards, identity theft, possession of forged cards, theft and possession of a controlled substance for sale and booked them into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Anderson was also charged with being under the influence.
Both Tessandori and Anderson remain in the county jail with their bail amounts each set at $325,000.