Santa Barbara check forgery, identity theft suspect arrested in San Luis Obispo

Fake checks given to SB home improvement store

Police eyeing check forgery and identity theft suspect


The Santa Barbara Police say the woman accused of check forgery and identity theft back in May has been arrested.

Police say Deanna Lynne Ramirez was arrested by San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office for the felony warrant on June 11. 


The Santa Barbara Police have identified the woman accused of check forgery and identity theft as 55-year old Deanna Lynne Ramirez from Goleta.

A $50,000 felony warrant has been issued for her arrest for the crimes of forgery, identity theft, burglary, and abuse of an elder.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Ramirez, please call 9-1-1.

Police are also looking for a man caught on surveillance video whom authorities say is an "associate" of Ramirez. Click here to watch the video. Police are asking anyone who can identify the man in the video call SBPD Officer Dustin McGrew at 805-335-4317 or email


Santa Barbara Police are asking for the public's help identifying a woman accused of check forgery and identity theft.

Police say the woman is suspected of passing fake checks and posing as someone else at the Home Improvement Center at 415 E. Gutierrez Street in Santa Barbara on March 3rd and April 2 of this year. Police just released the photos of her.

The female suspect was also seen with a male subject getting into a silver SUV. Police are working to identify and locate both people.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Barbara Police Department at 805-335-4317.

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