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March 4, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Enrico Martinez (DOB 07/04/03), of Chile, and Galvez Valdivieso (DOB 10/26/88), of Chile, both suspected members of the South American Theft Group (SATG), have been charged with first-degree residential burglary, conspiracy, and resisting arrest.

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March 1, 2022

VENTURA, California – A message from District Attorney Erik Nasarenko.

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February 28, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Darren Lee Hardy (DOB 11/08/72), of Thousand Oaks, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.

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February 18, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Edgar Mendoza (DOB 06/09/85), of Oxnard, has been charged with the murder of Jorge Maldonado, of Oxnard.

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February 16, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that felony elder fraud charges were filed against Katherine Mission (DOB 12/21/71), of Camarillo, Marites De Guzman (DOB 02/23/65), of Oxnard, Gerardo Maralit (DOB 06/10/53), of Oxnard, and Stephen Sawochka (DOB 07/01/63), of Camarillo.

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February 16, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Andres Morales (DOB 12/21/94), of Oxnard, has been charged with the death of a bicyclist in Oxnard.

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February 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced that Areonah Walker
(DOB 07/29/03), of Riverside, and Terrion Phillips (DOB 10/13/03), of Los Angeles, were sentenced for their roles in a string of retail thefts. Walker was sentenced to 180 days county jail and 24 months formal felony probation. Phillips was sentenced to 270 days county jail and 24 months formal felony probation. Deputy District Attorney Gerard Eugenio had urged the court to impose 2 years 8 months incarceration for each Phillips and Walker.

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February 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jose Refugio Carbajal (DOB 11/25/66), of Camarillo, was sentenced to three years county jail. He will serve one year in custody and two years on mandatory supervision. Carbajal previously paid $1,390,985 in full restitution to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) when he pled guilty to 10 felonies including public benefits fraud, identity theft, money laundering, and conspiracy.

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February 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Kenneth Nathan Schilbrack (DOB 08/02/93), of Santa Paula, pled guilty to two counts of felony automobile insurance fraud.

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February 7, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko warns the public to be aware of a phishing scam targeting county residents who collect welfare benefits through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. / VENTURA, California – El Fiscal de Distrito Erik Nasarenko alerta al público de ser consientes sobre la estafa de Phishing dirigida a los residentes del condado que reciben beneficios públicos por parte de las tarjetas de transferencia de beneficios electrónicos (EBT).

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