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Posted on: August 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Possession for Sales Methamphetamine / Fraud



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession for Sales Methamphetamine / Fraud
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:August 14, 2020Time:4:00 PM
Incident Date:August 14, 2020Time:1:00 PM
Incident Location:500 Block Mistletoe Ave., San Jacinto
Reporting Officer:Lieutenant Ken Reichle
File Number(s):I202270035


Edward Hernandez
Edward Hernandez 

On Friday, August 13, 2020, a search warrant was executed on a residence located on the 500 block of Mistletoe Ave., San Jacinto. Personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department San Jacinto Station, US Department of Labor, and the Employment Development Department executed the search warrant at approximately 1:00 PM.

The warrant was the culmination of a month-long investigation regarding identity theft and manufacturing of fraudulent credit cards. Prior to the warrant service, Investigators from the US Department of Labor and the Employment Development Department were contacted to assist with the investigation.

During the warrant service deputies arrested Edward Hernandez a 31-year-old San Jacinto resident.  Seized at the residence were devices used to manufacture fraudulent identification cards and fraudulent credit cards.  These seized devices include a card embossing machine, a device used to encode / re-encode the magnetic stripe of credit cards, printers used to manufacture fraudulent identifications, and fraudulent credit cards.

Numerous fraudulent documents purported to be driver’s licenses, fraudulent credit cards, and re-encoded credit cards were located inside of the residence.  Also seized were two loaded firearms, approximately one pound of methamphetamine, a large amount of United States currency, and other miscellaneous items related to the case.

Based on the evidence collected the US Department of Labor will be filing additional charges under the Federal U.S. Statue for Aggravated Identity Theft.  Hernandez was booked at Larry Smith Correctional Facility for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales.  

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Tully at the San Jacinto Station by calling 951-654-2702. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or

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Laptop Computers-ID Cards-Gift Cards-Two Handguns-Social Security Cards-Money-Mail

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