BEND, OR -- Three people are accused of breaking into cars at parks, then using stolen credit cards to make thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases at local stores. The first theft was reported by a woman parked at Pilot Butte State Park, Tuesday afternoon.
Bend Police tracked purchases made with the victim's credit card at Cascade Village Shopping Center, and developed a description of the suspects based on surveillance footage at the stores. They later arrested Two women and a man matching those descriptions: 21-year-old Paola Rodriguez, of California (right), 21-year-old Juan Antonio Alvear and 29-year-old Leidy Lertora Fuenzalida (below). Alvear and Fuenzalida are both transients.
During a search of their vehicle, investigators found more stolen property, including items taken from a locked car at Hollinshead Park.