2 arrested for suspected fraud in St. Helena

Two people were arrested on suspicion of fraud in St. Helena Tuesday after allegedly depositing a stolen check the day prior, according to St. Helena Police.

Marshall Dale Wisterman, 43, and Jenifer Candau, 44, attempted to obtain a cashier’s check from one of their accounts when they entered the Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street about 10:30 a.m., police said, but the teller noticed that a $150,000 check had just been deposited in the account the day before.

While the teller was on the phone trying to find out if the check was legitimate, Candau excused herself and left in a getaway vehicle, police said. When the teller determined that the check had been stolen, the teller confiscated Wisterman’s ID and contacted police.

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Wisterman was arrested as he exited the bank.

The getaway vehicle was stopped by an officer as it headed northbound on Main Street and Candau was also arrested. The driver of the vehicle was identified and released pending charges.

Wisterman and Candau were booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of check fraud and burglary. Candau was also booked on suspicion of conspiracy and identity theft.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S