Suspects wanted for forgery in Santa Clarita found and arrested


Two suspects wanted for multiple counterfeiting incidents in Santa Clarita have been tracked down and arrested by deputies.

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Crime Impact Team arrested a man and a woman on forgery charges on Wednesday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department Deputy Natalie Arriaga.

Natalie Phelps, 38, and Obed Uribe, 36, were arrested in the 43400 block of Gadsden Avenue in Lancaster after an investigation by deputies revealed the couple’s location.

“Phelps was responsible for an incident which was reported on 01/27/22 on the 19000 block of Stillmore Street in Canyon Country in which she stole money from the victim’s bank account while the victim was hospitalized for unrelated medical reasons,” Arriaga said. . “The suspect had been residing with the victim for a short period of time.”

Phelps took about $2,000 in the January incident.

Also, in September, Phelps and Uribe are suspected of using several forged checks at a business in the 18200 block of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country, according to Arriaga.

“At the time the report was written, the suspects remained unresolved,” Arriaga said.

Phelps was arrested for forgery and identity theft before being released on a subpoena at a later date, according to Arriaga.

Uribe was arrested for forgery and remains in jail, Arriaga said.

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