Vallejo woman charged with passing bad checks
Sonoma police Tuesday arrested a Vallejo woman on charges of commercial burglary and check fraud.
According to a release from Sgt. Dave Thompson, with the Sonoma Police Department, officers arrested the 38-year-old Saundra Djafarzadeh (aka Parnian Clark) at her Vallejo home at about 12:30 p.m.
Djafarzadeh was identified as having passed four separate fictitious checks at the Sonoma Safeway on two separate days over the last month. Hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards were purchased using the bogus checks. The checks were all fraudulent, but were made up using other individual's names, addresses and bank account information.
Thompson said when Djafarzadeh was arrested, she was in possession of several fraudulent checks, more than 30 gift cards and California identification cards belonging to other individuals.
A subsequent search of her Vallejo residence revealed color printers with reams of blank check-stock in them, check-making documents and programs as well as numerous fraudulent checks.
Thompson said Djafarzadeh is suspected of passing these fake checks at numerous Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Safeway stores throughout the North Bay Area, stretching from Novato up to Lake County. Multiple law enforcement jurisdictions are investigating Djafarzadeh's criminal endeavors and additional charges will be forthcoming against her.
She was booked into Sonoma County Jail on charges of felony burglary, felony making or passing a fictitious check, felony possession of bad checks and possession of a switchblade knife.