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Arrest for Drugs, Fraud, Theft and Damages

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Two people are behind bars accused of renting vacation homes in Truckee with fake credit cards, stealing from them and leaving tens of thousands of dollars in damage behind.

On Wednesday, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office notified Truckee Police of a possible fraud at a vacation house in Incline Village. Officials say a couple used a fraudulent credit card from a foreign country and rented the house for a couple days. When residents returned last Friday, March 2nd, they found major damage to the home along with stolen electronics and other valuables. The damage and theft totals about $75,000.

The rental company also reported that a second expensive home in Truckee was rented with a same credit card from the same foreign country.

When Truckee Police responded to a home in the 12000 block of Rainbow Road, the people inside refused to come out for about an hour. They say man finally left the house but refused to speak with officers or identify himself. 

Police later identified him as 29-year-old Alexander Silviera who was arrested for being under the influence of heroin.

Officers also went into the home and found 21-year-old Haley Brown who was also arrested for being on heroin. They also found about $3,500 in stolen property which was returned to the owner.

Both Silviera out of Nevada and Brown out of Oregon are both facing several charges for theft, fraud and heroin and more charges are pending for Washoe County. 

Officials are reminding any homeowner that decides to rent out their house as vacation rentals should be aware of the possible risks and use professional rental companies that are properly insured. 

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