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One arrested in fake credit card scheme

Police looking for second woman in electronics theft case
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Auburn Police arrested one woman and are looking for another in connection with a theft from a local electronics store. On Monday, Auburn Police Detective Adam Cline said investigators arrested 21-year-old Regina Yuvienco of Vallejo on a burglary charge for allegedly purchasing electronic equipment from an Auburn business using a fraudulent credit card. Yuvienco was arrested Friday, about a year after she and Karina Santiago allegedly entered the electronics store and purchased “a large amount” of equipment. The duo reportedly used a fraudulent credit card. When the transaction was first denied, the suspects told the clerk they would call their credit card company. They then handed their cell phone to the clerk, who spoke to a man posing as a representative. The man gave the clerk an authorization code to approve the purchase. The transaction was completed and the suspects left with the goods. The business was later notified that the credit card was fraudulent. Video surveillance helped detectives identify the suspects. Yuvienco was arrested at her home in Vallejo. Anyone with information as to Karina Santiago’s whereabouts is asked to call Cline at (530) 823-4237 ext. 238. ~ Staff report