Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Theft by fraud, Grand theft
Report Number:
13-36341    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Theft by fraud, Grand theft
Location:
10511 Wheeler Street Mendocino, Ca
When: Date: 11-11-13 Time: 1500 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Mendocino Coast Water Works Mendocino, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Amica Wetezler 33 Mendocino, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 11-11-13, at about 1500 hours a subject went to the Mendocino Coast Water Works to pay for services rendered. At that location the subject was contacted by Amica Wetzler, who represented herself as an employee of Mendocino Coast Water Works.

Wetzler obtained $2,700.00 from the subject and provided him with a handwritten receipt. The next day an actual employee of Mendocino Coast Water Works contacted the subject regarding the outstanding bill. The subject explained that he had paid the bill, and had a receipt. The employee called the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and reported the theft.

Investigations by Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies identified the suspect as Amica Wetzler.

Wetzler was subsequently arrested for violations of 487(A) PC and 532 PC and the majority of the stolen money was recovered. Wetzler was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten