Man arrested in large fraud case
On May 26, 2011, detectives from Placer County working together with the Sacramento Police Department Parolee Interdiction Team and Canine Unit were able to arrest Michael Stephen Moynihan, 24 years old, of Sacramento. Moynihan had been sought by the Placer County Sheriff's Department for a nationwide fraud case.
Placer County Detectives were contacted by Detectives of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in Colorado Springs Colorado. Detectives in Colorado had been conducting an investigation involving Moynihan that entailed Moynihan calling jails and bail bond agents across the United States to obtain information on recent arrested and released subjects. Moynihan would impersonate a police officer to obtain this information and then call the released subjects and claim to be their bond agent. He would demand more bail money from the victims and stated if they did not comply he would arrest them again.
There may be as many as one thousand potential victims in this case. Since this investigation began detectives with the Placer County Sheriff's Office have been contacted by other law enforcement agencies from all over the country that have citizens in their jurisdiction who have also been victimized by Moynihan.
Moynihan fled from investigators on two prior occasions. Moynihan was apprehended with the assistance of a K-9 after a short foot pursuit in Sacramento. Moynihan was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries and later booked into the Sacramento County Jail where he is being held on a no-bail parole hold until charges are added next week.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesWJU School Year Begins Amidst Continued GrowthROCKLIN, Calif. - William Jessup University began its 2016-17 academic year August 22 with the largest enrollment in the university's 77-year history.
Molly Ringwald at Rocklin's Quarry Park September 17thRocklin, Calif. - Golden Globe nominated actress and jazz musician Molly Ringwald descends into Rocklin's Quarry Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 17
Roseville to Host Barbara Boxer FarewellRoseville, CA - The Placer County Democratic Party in partnership with the Nevada County Democratic Party and El Dorado County Democratic Party will be hosting a Fond Farewell
Roseville Skatetown to Host International Curling BonspielRoseville, CA - The Crush Bonspiel, which began in 2006, is back this Labor Day Weekend at Roseville's Skatetown Ice Arena after taking a one year hiatus.
County renews $10 Million Emergency Services ContractThe county board of supervisors OK'd a $10.6 million contract for fiscal year 2016-17. The contract will provide fire and emergency service for about 52,000 residents.
Roseville Flash Crime Report (8.24.16)The Roseville Police Department's latest activity and crime log digest update covering the period of August 12-21, 2016.
Sierra College Patrons Invite Public to MeetingRocklin, CA-- The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization
California Fires Update Summary (8.24.16)Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 8 large wildfires in California. Two new large fires were reported yesterday in Tulare and Alpine counties on National Forest land.
Napa's Uptown Theatre: On LocationNapa, CA- Band of Horses trekked into Napa's Uptown Theatre last night for a stop along their "Why Are You Ok Tour".
California Fires Update Summary (8.23.16)Last week firefighters across California battled nearly 250 new wildfires containing most to a small acreage. Since the beginning of the year there have been over 4,900 wildfires that have burned over 417,000 acres.
Nevada City Hosts Festive Celebration September 10-11NEVADA CITY, Calif. - The 50th Annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade tops a full weekend of family fun Sept. 10-11 in this colorful Gold Rush town.
Humboldt Pilot Program to Track and Trace CannabisWith the state of California on the verge of approving the recreational use of marijuana in November, at least one company is ahead of the curve
NEWS: In Case You Missed It