‘Found’ credit card leads to year in jail


A South Lake Tahoe man who said he found other people’s credit cards in a parking lot in the Stateline casino core was sentenced to 364 days in jail on Monday.

Christopher E. Wall, 51, admitted to gross misdemeanor possession of someone else’s credit card without permission.

Wall’s attorney Matthew Ence said he found the cards and put them in his wallet.

However, prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said Wall had a history of similar offenses.

“He is no stranger to this exact same offense,” she said.

Wall was originally arrested on a warrant out of Lincoln County on June 1.

Mazza referred to a woman who was taken into custody in a case related to Wall’s at Stateline.

She said Wall had to be brought back to Douglas County on a warrant.

Shundra Catalano, 41, was booked on multiple charges after deputies learned that she and Wall were living in a U-Haul that was allegedly embezzled.

During a search, deputies found a pipe, methamphetamine, a purse with someone else’s credit cards.

Catalano said that she and Wall had been living in the U-Haul.

According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Catalano was convicted of two counts possession of a stolen credit card in 2004.

Mazza said Catalano left the county and has yet to return to court.

• A man who admitted to a charge of possession of a controlled substance for sale but failed to turn up for sentencing in June appeared in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.

Daniel Scott Trenholm, 36, was in custody in San Bernardino, according to attorney Ence.

Sentencing on the charge is scheduled for Tuesday. A woman arrested with Trenholm received 12-32 months in prison.

• A woman who was supposed to appear in court on a probation violation on Tuesday is in custody in Washoe County after she was arrested in October.

Ashley Paige Jocol, 34, was taken into custody in Washoe County on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to jail records.

She is facing revocation of a 19-48-month prison sentence after she absconded from a drug program.

A no-bail warrant was issued for her arrest to ensure she comes back to Douglas when she has completed her Washoe case.

• A Gardnerville man who made off with a car carrier he spotted behind Sharkey’s is facing 1-4 years in prison at his Dec. 20 sentencing.

Jeremy Alex Doyle, 29, took the carrier Oct. 9, saying he was moving and needed the carrier to move another car.

Deputies spotted the carrier attached to a vehicle that appeared abandoned. They staked it out for a while until one walked up and found Doyle lying in the car.

• A 20-year-old man who admitted to possession of a cocaine for sale was given a deferred sentence Nov. 8.

Jesus Moreno Castro likely faces mandatory probation should he fail the diversion program.

He was ordered to participate in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court as part of his deferral.

• A man who had a ski rental shop’s credit card without permission admitted to a felony count on Nov. 8.

Michael Wayne Mitchell, 36, was arrested Oct. 25, 2020.

Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 10, 2022.


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