SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A former employee at a Mission Beach fitness center, who's accused of racking up at least $40,000 in online purchases using clients' stolen IDs, pleaded not guilty Thursday to 20 criminal charges, including identity theft and grand theft.
Christopher Polley, 26, was ordered held on $400,000 bail.
He was arrested Tuesday after police searched his Pacific Beach home.
Polley worked at the Wave House from May 2010 through January of this year, and allegedly stole hundreds of applications and contracts.
Deputy District Attorney Brendan McHugh said Polley is charged with 17 counts of identity theft and one count each of grand theft, false personation and a drug charge. He faces 15 years and eight months in prison if convicted.
Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh scheduled a July 10 readiness conference and a July 12 preliminary hearing.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.