Fresno's most wanted identity thief arrested

The Fresno BeeApril 9, 2014 

Fresno's most wanted identity thief was arrested Wednesday after leading three law-enforcement agencies on a car chase through Clovis and into Fresno, authorities said.

Joshua Moynier, 34, was pulled over by Clovis police about 3 p.m. for running a stop sign near Fairmont and Willow avenues but quickly sped away. Police gave chase but broke it off due to heavy traffic, Clovis police said.

A Fresno County sheriff's deputy picked up the pursuit, assisted by a sheriff's helicopter. The deputy followed Moynier on westbound Highway 168 as Moynier tried to run into him with his vehicle, Clovis police said.

The sheriff's deputy ended the chase when his tire blew and because Moynier began driving the wrong way on Highway 180 near Belmont Avenue.

The chase ended when Moynier rolled the Hyundai near Madison and Rowell avenues in southeast Fresno. He was arrested by the California Highway Patrol and taken to Community Regional Medical Center for injuries received in the crash.

Moynier was listed Tuesday as Fresno's No. 1 most-wanted identity theft suspect in April by the police department's financial crimes unit. Fresno police said the individuals on the most-wanted list are the most active in the community.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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