A San Rafael man picked up in a credit card fraud incident has been linked to at least three other reported crimes in the San Anselmo and the Twin Cities areas after investigators found evidence in a stolen car, police said.
Nicholas Lynn Jones, 28, has been connected to vandalism and auto theft incidents and now faces a bail of $315,000 to get out of Marin County Jail, said Sgt. Julie Gorwood of the .
On April 20, police received a call about a credit card fraud attempt at the Village of Corte Madera shopping center, and Jones was arrested at 5:05 p.m. Upon searching the mall parking lot, officers located a stolen Toyota Camry on April 23 that had property inside that belonged to Jones.
"When the stolen vehicle was located, we were able to connect him to three previous charges," Gorwood said.
Gorwood said Jones, a graphic designer, appears to be connected to cases dating to June 2011 involving vandalism and auto theft, including a Chevrolet Lumina from a San Anselmo address. He was recently in San Francisco County Jail for stiffing a cabbie on a fare, she said.