Man pleads guilty to 10 counts of identity theft in Monterey

Bay City News
Saturday, April 2, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Marina man has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of felony identity theft, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced Friday.

Raymond Garbin, 40, was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.

The charges originated from Garbin accessing a Marina resident's bank debit card information and incurring unauthorized charges to the victim's account totaling $43,173.01, prosecutors said.

Garbin conducted hundreds of unauthorized charges over the course of two months before the victim reported the crime to the Marina Police Department, prosecutors said.

Garbin was identified withdrawing money at Rabobank and Wells Fargo Bank branch ATMs and making purchases at Best Buy and Burger King on store surveillance cameras, as well as making other types of online purchases.

Garbin is currently serving a prison sentence out of the state of Nevada for a theft crime committed in that jurisdiction prosecutors said.