(Newbury Park, Ca) Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Newbury Park resident, Bijan Hooshyar, after an investigation found him involved in check fraud and forgery. The investigation occurred over the last 3 months.
According to authorities, Hooshyar stole checks from a victim in the city of Camarillo and deposited those checks into his own bank account. Hooshyar is also a suspect in other similar cases within Ventura County.
On January 30, Camarillo Investigators completed the investigation into Hooshyar and a search warrant was conducted at Hooshyar’s residence in the city of Newbury Park. During the search warrant, detectives located multiple unregistered assault rifles, AR-15 rifle type manufacturing tools and equipment, over a thousand rounds of live ammunition, AR-15 rifle style parts and accessories, several high capacity rifle and handgun magazines, a credit card scanning and recoding device, several hundred dollars in counterfeit US currency, and tools commonly used to burglarize vehicles. There was also evidence located inside Hooshyar’s vehicle indicating he has been carrying a loaded firearm on his person when he is out in public.
Based on the results of the investigation, Hooshyar was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for the following California Penal Code violations:
- 470(d) PC – Forgery 476 PC – Passing forged checks
- 30600(a) PC – Manufacturing assault weapons
- 30605(a) PC – Possession of assault weapons 32310(a) PC – Possession of high capacity magazines
- 496(a) PC – Possession of stolen property
- 466 PC – Possession of burglary tools
- 502.6(a) PC – Possession of a credit card scanning or re-coding device
Hooshyar is currently in custody pending trial with a bail set at $500,000.00.
Anyone who has been a victim of any crime involving Hooshyar or has information pertaining to his criminal activities is encouraged to call Camarillo Detectives at (805) 388-5115.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office expressed their gratitude to members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist their agency in solving crime.
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