On March 7, at about 10:38 p.m.

Officer responded to a radio call for service at the 2400 block of Centinela Avenue regarding an identity theft report.  Officers met with the reporting party/victim.  The victim indicated that someone had used her identity to open a credit card account and receive a cash loan.  The victim believed her brother was possibly the subject involved.   The subject and victim lived together.  The brother admitted to using the victim’s name to receive a loan of $250.00.  The victim was desirous of prosecution.   The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Lewy Mebrathu Negash, 21, from Santa Monica was arrested for Identity Theft. Bail was set at $5,000.

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