APPEAL from the Superior Court of San Bernardino County. Michael M. Dest, Judge. Affirmed. (Super.Ct.No. FSB804734)
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Ramirez P. J.
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No appearance for Plaintiff and Respondent.
Defendant and appellant Roy Michael Ervin appeals from a guilty plea to one count of identity theft. (Pen. Code, § 530.5, subd. (a).)*fn1
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
On November 26, 2008, a felony complaint was filed against defendant alleging he committed identity theft (§ 530.5, subd. (a)) and false impersonation (§ 529). Pursuant to a written plea agreement, defendant pled guilty on April 29, 2010, to identity theft. (§ 530.5, subd. (a).) As part of the plea agreement, the remaining count was dismissed. The parties stipulated to the police reports as a factual basis for the plea. On June 1, 2010, the court granted defendant probation for a period of 36 months subject to various terms and conditions.
According to the police reports, a sheriff's deputy investigating a vehicle accident discovered defendant had fraudulently obtained a driver's license in the victim's name and also registered a vehicle in the victim's name. He was then involved in a vehicle accident and was found at fault.
When interviewed, the victim said he is disabled and does not work or drive. He lost his wallet and went to the Department of Motor Vehicles to replace his identification. He was told his license had been suspended due to a traffic accident. He also received tax bills from the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board for $3,000 in winnings at a gambling casino that were not his. The victim had reported these matters to police.
On June 3, 2010, defendant filed a notice of appeal. We appointed counsel to represent defendant on appeal. Appointed counsel on appeal has filed a brief under People v. Wende (1979) 25 Cal.3d 436 and Anders v. California (1967) 386 U.S. 738, setting forth the facts and procedural history, raising no specific issues, and requesting this court to conduct an independent review of the record. On September 20, 2010, we offered defendant an opportunity to file a personal ...