Case #Reno PD 16-5217

Type of Incident: Organized Retail Theft Ring

Date and Time of Incident: N/A

Location: Multiple

Victim: Multiple

Suspect: See Below


The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) team initiated an investigation into an Organized Retail Theft Ring operating in the Reno/Sparks area. James HOTTA, Jonathan RASCON, Michael RAYMUNDO, Leslie FERNANDEZ, and Terry AUDISS were identified as suspects of the investigation. The group, while working in concert, were involved in fraudulent bar code scanning to obtain cash or store credit upon return. The crew targeted numerous Home Depot, Lowes, and WalMart stores throughout Washoe County.

The ROP team is comprised of Detectives from Sparks PD, Reno PD, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and DPS P&P. ROP investigates repeat offenders. Prior to this investigation James HOTTA, D.O.B. 6/20/64, was pending sentencing for other Felony cases. HOTTA was booked for 3 counts of Burglary, 3 counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, 3 counts of Conspiracy, and is being held on a $100,000 cash only bail.

Michael RAYMUNDO, D.O.B. 1/21/75, was booked for 3 counts of Burglary, 3 counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, and 3 counts of Conspiracy.

Leslie FERNANDEZ, D.O.B. 5/22/78, was booked for Burglary, Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, and Conspiracy.

Jonathan RASCON, D.O.B. 1/16/89, is believed to have fled to California. An arrest warrant is pending.

Terry AUDISS, D.O.B. 12/7/72, is currently wanted for this investigation and by the Department of Parole and Probation. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is encouraged to call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or ROP at 334-3877.


Releasing Authority:  Leary, Aaron C
 Sergeant Detective
 Police Dept Detectives
 aleary@cityofsparks.us
 (775) 353-2241 x5611


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