Two women accused of charging nearly $10,000 in stolen credit cards from a Redding woman have been positively identified and more stolen items were recovered, said the Redding Police Department.
According to RPD, the two have remained in custody for the Jan. 19 incident, jail staff continued to confirm the true identity of both females and where they were from.
Police said that Camila Fernandez is from the country of Chile, not Los Angeles and the woman, formally known as “Julietta Smith” was identified as 29-year-old Paola Jerez-Huerta from Chile.
Officer Jamie Rouland has been in charge of the case and was able to obtain a search warrant for a car associated with Fernandez and Jerez-Huerta.
Inside the car, officers found additional stolen property and evidence in the case, Friday morning, said RPD.
Authorities said they recovered:
• Over $1,600 in cash
• Property belonging to Elisa Bearden
• 15 pairs of “American Eagle” jeans
• 36 bottles of men’s and women’s fragrances
• Seven “Apple” iWatches
• Clothing from
o Louis Vuitton
• A $1,095 pair of Versace shoes
During the search of the vehicle, Officer Rouland located another fake ID associated with Jerez-Huerta, equipment used to create fake ids and evidence that the “professional thieves” were shipping a list of potentially stolen items to Chile on a regular basis.
The two women remain in custody at the Shasta County Jail for a number of charges involving identity theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.
For more information on the elaborate shoplifting case click here.