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Tualatin Police say serial Verizon fraudster arrested

Estifany Herrera-Cedano, of New York, linked to previous crimes.


COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Estifany Herrera-Cedano.Police in Tualatin said they arrested a New York man who was attempting to fraudulently purchase four Apple iPhones from a Verizon Wireless store on May 5, and they have since linked him to previous incidents in Lake Oswego and at least one other state.

Estifany Herrera-Cedano, 37, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. on May 5 and charged with first-degree theft and identity theft, according to Tualatin Police, who said they responded to a call from the store at 7174 S.W. Hazel Fern Rd. after a store employee said Herrera-Cedano tried to purchase the four iPhone 6 Plus phones using someone else's name and account information.

Police said Herrera-Cedano initially gave a false name and identification card belonging to someone else when asked to identify himself. After identifying him, police said, they found evidence linking Herrera-Cedano to a similar incident in which he tried to purchase four iPhone 6 Plus phones at a Verizon store in Lake Oswego, for which he received an additional first-degree theft and identity theft citation.

Herrera-Cedano was arrested for fraud related to iPhones and other Apple products in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in January, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City, a local television station.

Tualatin Police believe there may be additional victims. They ask that anyone with any information contact Officer Jack Rose with the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800.