Secret Witness Tip Leads to Arrest in Counterfeit Check Scam

Reno, NV…Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested the suspect in a counterfeit check scam. On May 13, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office requested help from the community in identifying a man seen in surveillance images while cashing counterfeit U.S. Treasury checks at an area casino.

Within two days, detectives had a probable identity of the suspect in those images as Jarrod “James” Reboton. Detectives were able to gather intelligence and developed probable cause for Reboton’s arrest. Through continued contact with members of the public in and around where Reboton lived detectives made contact with Reboton on June 8, 2021 and placed him under arrest.

Reboton was booked shortly after 10:00 p.m. on June 8th for two felony counts of intent to utter a fictitious bill/note/check; one felony count of attempted grand larceny greater than $1,200 but less than $5,000; one felony count of attempt to obtain money under a false pretense greater than $1,200 but less than $5,000.
Reboton was released on his own recognizance shortly before 5:00 a.m. on June 9th.

At the time of Reboton’s arrest on June 8th he was wearing a backpack containing drugs as well as $45,000 worth of goods. On June 9th detectives were able to confirm those goods were stolen out of Folsom, California.
Detectives relocated Reboton on June 10, 2021 and arrested him for one felony count of possession of stolen property more than $25,000 and less than $100,000; and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance less than 14 grams.