YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — Three suspects accused of using computers to track deliveries of American Express cards in order to intercept them from their rightful owners were behind bars Friday.
John William Hall, 43, Sarah Margaret Dahm, 22, and Sandra Sanchez Solis, 24, were booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property, commercial burglary, mail fraud and stealing mail, said Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Hall was being held in lieu of $270,000 bail, while bail was set at $20,000 for Dahm and $50,000 for Solis.
The trio was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies spotted a vehicle at the Extended Stay America hotel at 22711 Oakcrest Circle suspected of being used in a string of thefts in Yorba Linda, Amormino said.
When the driver of the vehicle made an illegal turn, deputies pulled the car over, which resulted in the arrests, he said.
Hall, who was behind the wheel, did not have a valid driver’s license and was wanted on a $250,000 warrant in a narcotics case, Amormino said.
Deputies searched the vehicle without a warrant after discovering passenger Dahm was on probation, Amormino said.
Investigators found multiple gift cards inside the vehicle as well as the suspects’ hotel room, along with electronics, clothing, and other items, according to Amormino.
The trio is believed to have driven around Yorba Linda, Placentia, Orange, Anaheim, Brea and Fullerton stealing packages left in front of homes since last Thanksgiving, Amormino said.
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