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Citrus Heights News Briefs: obituary, counterfeit cash, doctor’s office ID theft

Deviaun Dozier and Nicole Setzer were arrested Monday on burglary, conspiracy and theft charges. // Image courtesy, CHPD

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Latest local news briefs include a Citrus Heights man being arrested after working at an eye doctor’s office under a fake name, obituary highlights of an 85-year-old Citrus Heights resident who passed away last month, and local police nabbing two suspects who allegedly purchased a puppy with counterfeit cash and stole the owner’s wallet.

Citrus Heights man arrested after working at eye doctor’s office under fake name
A 42-year-old man with a residence address listed in Citrus Heights pleaded guilty on Monday to identity theft involving possession of fake ID’s and allegedly working as an ophthalmic technician under a fake name at an eye doctor’s office in Bend, Oregon, according to KTVZ 21 news.┬áThe Central Oregon news station reported that the suspect, Anthony Burkett, had been arrested Nov. 12 after a U.S. Marshal in California tipped off area officials that he was working at an eye care office in northeast Bend.

Following his arrest, authorities also found three sets of fake ID’s that Burkett said he had purchased on Craigslist. The ID’s included drivers licenses and social security cards. According to KTVZ, Burkett has been arrested “at least five times for using bad checks and possessing stolen vehicles.” He allegedly fled California when faced with the possibility of three years in prison. (See full story on KTVZ.com)

Citrus Heights Obituary: Mary E. Harris (1933 – 2018)
Mary E. Harris, 85, passed away last month at her home in Citrus Heights, according to an obituary published in the Sacramento Bee last weekend. Harris was born in 1933 in Yuba City to Emery and Dorothy Todd, later graduating from Oakland Tech Hi and marrying Lt. Donald G. Harris in 1962, who was stationed at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento. Prior to her marriage she worked as a legal secretary for various attorneys in Sacramento and then continued to work in law offices in Nebraska and Wyoming after marriage.

According to her obituary, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Roseville and was active in church throughout her adult life, where she enjoyed singing in the church choir. She is survived by her husband and two children. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, located at 109 Washington Blvd. in Roseville. (See full obituary)

Citrus Heights police nab two suspects after puppy purchased with counterfeit cash
In a Facebook post on Tuesday Citrus Heights police said a woman selling a puppy from her home became a victim after two suspects purchased the dog using counterfeit cash, stole her wallet and then used her credit cards. Police said the woman let the suspects into her home to purchase the puppy and then while one of them distracted her, the other stole her wallet. After purchasing the dog with counterfeit cash, the suspects then “immediately” began to use the stolen cards.

Police said officers were able to quickly identify the suspects as Deviaun Dozier and Nicole Setzer, both of whom are Citrus Heights residents. Officers located the woman’s property and puppy at the suspects’ residence. Dozier was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, theft and violation of parole. Setzer was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, theft and outstanding warrants. Police recommend meeting in a public place when buying or selling items.