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Second Woman Charged with Selling Stolen Property

Second Woman Charged with Selling Stolen Property
Dona Ana County Detention Center
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:52pm

A second woman suspected of advertising and selling stolen property on a Facebook group has been arrested.

Marissa Dianne Garcia, 19, of the 600 block of Frank Maes, is charged with one count of receiving or disposing of stolen property.

On Saturday, March 29, Las Cruces Police arrested 20-year-old Rubina “Bina Mija” Altamirano on charges of residential burglary, and receiving or disposing of stolen property. Detectives determined that Altamirano was advertising and selling stolen property on a local Facebook group that is dedicated to those interested in garage sales, and selling and buying goods.

Further investigation revealed that Altamirano was selling the stolen property with the assistance of a friend who was positively identified as Marissa Garcia.

Garcia was arrested after she sold a stolen Jimmy Choo purse, valued at approximately $950, for only $60. The purse was stolen in March from a home on Foothills Road.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

Altamirano remains incarcerated at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $15,000. Garcia was arrested early Thursday evening and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000.

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