Duo Arrested At Walmart, Found With Drugs, Stolen Financial Information

Stock Image of Glendora Police Car, Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

A transient woman and Pomona man are behind bars after being found with methamphetamine, numerous pieces of stolen identification and more Wednesday night.

Police detained the two at Walmart, 1950 Auto Centre Drive, Wednesday night after a fraud in progress call. Police searched the duo’s vehicle and found numerous fraudulent checks, credit card account numbers, Methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe, said Lt. Scott Strong of Glendora Police.

Both suspects were arrested just before 7 p.m. and officers were still pouring over the evidence inside their impounded, stolen vehicle as of 11:30 p.m., Strong said.

Arrested were Carolina Lara, a 33-year-old transient, and Brandon Liebowitz, 30, from Pomona.

Lara was booked on suspicion of identity theft, identity theft of more than 10 people, check fraud, passing a “bad check,” counterfeiting, issuing false  identification to an officer and burglary. Lara was also booked on three outstanding warrants. She is being held without bail.

Liebowitz was booked on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of a hypodermic needle, theft and an outstanding warrant. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The duo are scheduled to appear in the West Covina Courthouse February 16.