Detectives arrest couple for numerous Identity Theft crimes

On Monday, November 23, 2015, Detectives at the Sheriff’s Central Station were contacted by a Bank of America fraud investigator, reporting a theft. Bank investigators were alerted to a theft by fraud that occurred at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in May of 2015. A bank customer reported $46,866 was stolen from their savings and home equity line of credit accounts. The suspect made numerous cash withdrawls over a 5 day period, using the victim’s identity and stolen banking information.

With the assistance of the Bank of America fraud investigator and investigators from the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, Detectives identified Vinny Hoai Nguyen of El Monte as a suspect. On the morning of Wednesday, November 25, 2015, an arrest warrant was issued for Nguyen. Detectives contacted Nguyen, at his home, at the 5000 block of La Madera Avenue, in the city of El Monte. Nguyen’s girlfriend, Quynhnhu Nguyen, was also inside the residence when detectives arrived. A search warrant was obtained for Nguyen’s residence.

During a search of the home, Detectives located numerous credit card manufacturing devices, hundreds of credit cards in various stages of being altered, dozens of stolen identification cards, numerous altered checks, several laptop computers and $8,300 in one hundred dollar bills.


Vinny and Quynhnhu Nguyen were arrested and transported to Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. Both were booked for numerous felony Identity Theft related crimes.

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

Refer: Detective Grant Ward
Station: Central
Phone No. (909) 387-3545
Case No. 011505449

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