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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday June 6th, 2023 :: 05:04 p.m. PDT


Arrest of Grand Theft Suspect

Nature of Incident: Arrest of Grand Theft Suspect
Report Number: 19-167391
Location: Unincorporated Community of Santa Paula
Date & Time: 6/6/2023 @ 10:15 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes - Financial Crimes Unit, Fillmore Police Department, Ojai Police Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Tina Louise Torres
(V) Limoneira Federal Credit Union
Santa Paula 54
A lengthy investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes - Financial Crimes Unit led to the arrest of Tina Louise Torres for seventeen (17) felony counts of 487(a) PC / Grand Theft and eight (8) felony counts of 471 PC / Make, Forge, or Alter a Document.
In 2019, Torres was employed as the Manager of Limoneira Federal Credit Union. Torres was responsible for the bookkeeping of the business. While employed, Torres used her position of trust to embezzle money and forge documents to defraud Limoneira Federal Credit Union. Torres continued her criminal behavior until her theft was uncovered by a financial audit. Her employment was terminated in August 2019. 
Investigators believe Torres stole just over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) from Limoneira Federal Credit Union, between January 2016 and August 2019. Torres was arrested in Ojai on June 6, 2023 at 10:15 AM.
Torres was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.  Torres’ bail has been set at $40,000.00
Prepared by: Jason Cantrall, Sergeant  
News Release Date: 6/6/2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Jason Cantrall / [email protected]  
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Victor Medina, Captain
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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
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Ventura, CA 93003

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