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Mabton man arrested for identity theft

Suspect used debit card at Jack in the Box

A Mabton man is facing charges after allegedly using a stolen debit card.

Carlos Adrian Rendon, 22, appeared in Yakima County Superior Court on Friday, charged with second-degree identity theft, third-degree theft and second-degree possession of stolen property.

The charges stem from a March 26 incident in Grandview.

According to court records, resident Danielle Sanchez went to the Police Department that day after she found charges from the Sunnyside Jack in the Box on her bank account.

Jack in the Box records showed the card was used at about 4:58 a.m.

The restaurant is located at 100 W. Southhill Road.

In surveillance video, a Hispanic man in his early 20s, later identified as Rendon, used the card to purchase $9.37 worth of food.

The food was purchased by someone in an employee’s vehicle, records show.

The employee, Rebecca Nava, told police she was asked by her friend, Rendon, to get something at the restaurant.

Police also interviewed another employee, records show. Both confirmed Rendon was the individual who made the purchase.

“After reviewing the surveillance footage and statements given by the two witnesses, I believe Carol Rendon did commit identity theft,” an officer wrote in his report. “Carlos Rendon did also commit possession of stolen property (second-degree) when he purposely used an access device of another person that he did not have permission to use.”

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