Former Fresno Police Officer, Alfred Campos, was arrested on February 17th, 2015 on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. Campos was noted to be acting suspiciously when bringing in the truck for repairs at local Chevrolet dealer, and when questioned reported that he had recently bought the car for $6,000. When investigated however, it was discovered that the VIN numbers had been switched out, and the vehicle reported stolen from Virginia. Campos was also found to have only spent $3,000 on the vehicle, half of what he originally stated. It is believed that he intended to re-sell the vehicle to gain profit.
Defense Attorney and Legal Analyst Charles Magill, when interviewed by KGPE CBS 47 regarding the situation, advises that it will be difficult for prosecutors to win the case, as they will have to prove that Campos was aware that the vehicle was stolen, as is the case with many theft charges. With Campos’ legal background and knowledge, Magill states, it seems unlikely that, if he knew the vehicle was stolen, he would take it to a major dealer; a reporting place for stolen vehicles.
Campos’ arraignment is set for March 2nd, 2015.