Two suspects were arrested by Santa Monica Police detectives Wednesday, November 17th, for allegedly manufacturing fraudulent checks, credit cards, passports and driver’s licenses. The arrests were made in the 3600 block of Greenfield Avenue in West Los Angeles.
Police allege that the fraudulent credit cards and checks were used for purchases from various stores throughout the Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Los Angeles areas.
Santa Monica Police Department Office of Criminal Investigations detectives were involved in gathering information about the alleged illegal activities.
Based on this information, a search warrant was served at the West Los Angeles residence.
Police say a search of the residence by detectives revealed several computers, printers, narcotics paraphernalia, and more than 100 items that were allegedly used to manufacture fraudulent checks and commit identity theft.
These items were seized from inside the residence and its garage.
The occupants of the residence were both arrested.
They have been identified by Santa Monica police as 51-year-old Alexander Rizkalla and 40-year-old Nora Rizkalla and they were taken to Santa Monica Jail and booked for identity theft, forgery and narcotics-related charges.
The suspects are currently being held on $250,000 bail.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to call Santa Monica Police detective Maury Sumlin, (310) 458-8437, or the Santa Monica Police Department, (310) 458-8491.