Detectives work with neighboring agency to collar larcenous "partner."
Four felony charges have been filed against a man who stole his girlfriend's financial identity and has caused four years of damage to her finances and credit. Belinda S., a 31-year-old woman, met William Schaeffler, a 33-year-old Ventura resident, in 2003. They had a whirlwind romance and began living together soon after. They started a business together, using her good credit as the collateral.