Location: 5500 block of Avenue 400, Dinuba

Incident Date: 1-24-18

Incident Time: 4:30 p.m.

Case Number: 18-01470

Victim: Peoples Market

City: Dinuba

Posted by: Dispatch

On 2-7-2018, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit assumed a Forgery investigation, which occurred at the Peoples Market located in Dinuba. 

It was learned that the suspect, Tomas Avilez,  27, entered the store and cashed two separate fictitious checks in a 2-day span, amounting to $3,152.  Detectives were able to locate the suspect and subsequently placed him into custody without incident. 

Avilez was transported and booked at the Pre-trial Facility for cashing the forged checks.


Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.