On May 13, 2014, Bertlizyan entered the San Manuel Casino and used two fraudulent credit cards to obtain cash redemption vouchers totalling $700 from an ATM. When Bertlizyan attempted to redeem the vouchers, casino staff became suspicious of the credit cards and notified the Sheriff's Department. Deputies from the Central Patrol Station responded to the casino and noticed the credit cards were obviously altered.
Bertlizyan consented to a search of his vehicle in the casino parking lot. Upon searching the vehicle, deputies recovered numerous altered credit cards, methamphetamine and drug paraphrenalia. Deputies believe Bertlizyan used bank information from victims he obtained on the internet to produce the fradulent credit cards. Bertlizyan was arrested and booked into custody at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
A search warrant obtained and conducted at Bertlizyan's residence in Reseda, California. Upon searching Bertlizyan's residence, an embossing machine, computer, reader/writer and several more altered credit cards were recovered.
Refer: Deputy B. Kawamoto and Detective G. Ward
Station: Central Patrol Station
Phone No. 909-387-3545
Case No. 011401682