Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 20, 2004
Contact Lt. John F. Carpenter
Phone (951) 320-8039
Fax (951) 320-8043


Economic Crimes Arrests

Riverside, Ca-  On 08-19-04, members of the Riverside Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Pine St. reference an anonymous "We-Tip" message regarding drugs, counterfeiting, and identity theft. Investigators and officers from the Economic Crimes Unit, Auto Theft Unit, and PACT Team (Parole and Corrections Team) conducted a parole search at the location.

Detective Paul deJong is the Case Agent overseeing the investigation. Investigators and officers recovered drugs, a large amount of stolen and counterfeit checks, and counterfeit identification cards. Several counterfeit items were seized as well as computer equipment used in the manufacturing of counterfeit documents used for various fraudulent check and identity theft crimes. As a result of the investigation, numerous victims were identified and will be contacted as the investigation continues.

The following subjects were arrested and booked for the listed crimes:


Sean M. Colter
Age 35
Riverside, CA
182 PC Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
475 (b) PC Poss of Blank Checks/Fraud
3056 PC Violation of Parole
Mindy B. Snyder
Age 33
Riverside, CA
182 PC Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
475(b) PC Poss of Blank Checks/Fraud
470 (b) PC Poss of Counterfeit ID/Fraud
3151 WIC Violation of Parole/Narcotics
Julia Mitrany
Age 27
Corona, CA
Warrant/11377 HS Poss of Drugs

This investigation is continuing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Paul deJong at (951) 320-8041.