San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  February 18, 2015, at approximately 10:00 a.m.

INCIDENT:    Check Fraud

LOCATION:  12200 block of 5th Street , Yucaipa

SUSPECT(S): Chrissy Cheever, 42 years old, resident of Yucaipa

                       Jovan Tunon, 38 year old male, resident of Yucaipa


On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at approximately 11:00 a.m., Deputy B. Ortiz conducted a traffic stop in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino. Jovan Tunon was the driver of the vehicle and Chrissy Cheever was a passenger. Inside the vehicle, Ortiz found several counterfeit checks with a victim’s bank account information. Tunon and Cheever were arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for PC 475-Possession of counterfeit checks and PC 476- Check fraud. Tunon was found to be on Felony Probation and a Probation hold was placed on Tunon. Cheever posted bail and was released from custody on February 9th.

On Thursday, February 18, 2016 at approximately 10:00 a.m., Deputy Ortiz and Detectives from Central and Yucaipa Sheriff’s Stations served a search warrant at Tunon and Cheever’s address in Yucaipa. Several more counterfeit checks belonging to several other victims were located. A computer and printer were located and were in the process of being used to manufacture counterfeit checks. Cheever was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for PC 475-Possession of counterfeit checks and PC 476- Making fictitious checks, with bail set at $100,000.

Tunon remains in custody on the original charges and a Probation hold. He is being held without bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Gerald Leininger at Central Station, (909) 387-3545.Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy B. Ortiz / Detective Gerald Leininger

Station: Central Station

Phone No.(909) 387-3545

Case No.011600685

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700