Magistrado sentenced to three years for her role in mail and identity theft ring

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on May 12, 2015, Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Murphy sentenced Rosel Mayor Magistrado (DOB 11/07/80), of Agoura Hills, to serve three years four months in the Ventura County jail for her role in a mail and identity theft ring operating in the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys. In April 2015, Magistrado pleaded guilty to five counts of felony identity theft, two counts of grand theft, one count of trafficking in credit cards, and one count of mail theft. This matter was investigated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

In January and February 2015, several victims reported their mail stolen and later that their personal checks were used for unauthorized purchases. The investigation revealed that Magistrado had stolen multiple victims’ identities and used them to lease both a BMW and an Agoura Hills apartment. Magistrado also wrote fraudulent checks to pay her personal debts. In March 2015, Ventura County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on Magistrado’s apartment and found stolen mail from over 200 victims and numerous stolen identifications. Deputies also recovered dozens of credit cards, a credit card re-encoder, and credit card embosser.

Magistrado was remanded to the Ventura County jail to begin serving her jail sentence. In addition to the jail sentence, she was ordered to pay restitution to the victims.