San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 30, 2016 

INCIDENT: Mail Theft

LOCATION: Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECT(S): Terry Jones 25-year-old male from Ontario

Tony Jones 24-yesr-old male from Ontario 

Summary

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Deputies McAllister and Johnson from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department (RCPD), conducted an investigation into several reports of mail thefts in the northeastern neighborhoods of Rancho Cucamonga.

  

McAllister and Johnson obtained relevant information from their investigation and compared their findings with RCPD Detective’s ongoing mail theft investigations. Their paralleled findings identified several suspects and suspect vehicles involved with mail theft throughout the city.

  

Over the course of two weeks, two search warrants were served. Brothers, Tony, and Terry Jones were arrested for mail theft, identity theft, and forgery. During the search warrants, detectives located check washing equipment, as well as stolen mail from Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Fontana, and Claremont. Detectives believe Tony and Terry Jones are linked to over 250 mail theft victims.

  

With the dramatic increase in mail theft, the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department urges residents to use extreme caution when sending or receiving banking or personal information through the mail. Mail thieves use this information to forge checks and open fraudulent banking and credit card accounts.

  

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.

  

Refer: Deputy McAllister and Detective Bautista

Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department

Case #: 111602533

Phone No. 909-477-2800

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