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Man Arrested for Thefts At Brea Market

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jan 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Walmart store security personnel alerted Brea Police when a man who had been seen stealing wallets out of purses left unattended in shopping carts returned to the store. Jose Bernardino Vargas, 28 of Placentia was arrested when he returned to the Brea store and store security recognized him from surveillance tape from previously reported thefts.

When Brea police arrived, they found additional stolen merchandise in Vargas's vehicle including wallets and gift cards. Vargas admitted to police he stole the wallets and was arrested. Vargas also had a warrant out for his arrest for burglary and possession of stolen property.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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