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Posted on: October 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fraud Investigation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fraud Investigation
Station Area:Temecula
Written Date:October 29, 2021Time:3:30 PM
Incident Date:Month of AugustTime:N/A
Incident Location:The Temecula Valley Hospital
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Deirdre Vickers
File Number(s):TE212680187

Isabel Valdez


On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Southwest Station served a fraud related search warrant in the 24000 block of Leafwood Drive in Murrieta. The search warrant stemmed from credit cards which were stolen from a patient at the Temecula Valley Hospital. The suspect, Isabel Valdez, a registered nurse for the Temecula Valley Hospital was arrested for theft by credit card, financial elder abuse, and identity theft. Isabel Valdez was booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Further investigation revealed she acted alone and the hospital was unaware of her actions.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Tiburzio or Sergeant Deirdre Vickers at (951)-696-3169. Anyone who believes they were a victim of credit card or identity theft at Temecula Valley Hospital is encouraged to contact us.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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