On Thursday, Feb. 6, Highland detectives arrested Lisa Iorio of Riverside for fraudulent account use relating to the attempted unauthorized charges on the city of Highland’s financial account totaling more than $6,000.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Highland city finance director was alerted of potential fraud to the city’s financial account when unauthorized charges were noticed. The attempted unauthorized charges included $2,863.27 to Target, $3,000 to Sears and $414.99 to Sprint Wireless. Highland Station Detective Ron Browne initiated an investigation and identified 50-year-old Lisa Iorio of Riverside as a potential suspect.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, Highland detectives served a search warrant on the 5900 block of Deerfield Road in the city of Riverside, and Iorio was arrested. During the service of a search warrant, investigators recovered evidence linking Iorio to the crime. Investigators also located suspected methamphetamine and identify theft information inside the residence.
The investigation revealed Iorio was out on bail after being arrested by the Riverside Police Department on Oct. 16, 2019, for possession of a controlled substance for sales and child endangerment. Iorio informed detectives she is currently on unpaid administrative leave from her teaching position with Fontana Unified School District.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Iorio was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for PC 484g, fraudulent account use and PC 12022.1, committing a felony while out on bail with a bail set at $100,000. She is scheduled to be arraigned in the Superior Court of San Bernardino on Monday, Feb. 10.
The investigation is continuing to locate possible victims of fraud and/or identity theft.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or any unreported victims are urged to contact detectives the Highland Police Station at (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.