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Saturday, September 5, 2009

New identity theft arrest

Here's the latest to be arrested for identity theft - straight from the Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal:

"A Wichita [Kansas] woman charged with multiple counts of identity theft totaling more than than $100,000 was confined at the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on $20,000 bond, jail officers said Friday.

Angela Nicole Russell, 28, was booked into jail about 8:20 p.m. Thursday in connection with forgery, making a false writing, theft between $1,000 and $25,000 and identity theft with a monetary loss of more than $100,000.

Shawnee County court records indicate Russell was charged on Aug. 24 with five counts of forgery with three or more subsequent convictions, three counts of identity theft with intent to defraud for economic benefit, one count of felony theft and one count of making a false writing.

Topeka police detectives working the case were unable to be reached Friday evening for comment.

A police report filed with Topeka police in July 2008 lists at least three victims, including two Topeka businesses. An unknown amount of merchandise was reported stolen from Kohl's department store, 6130 S.W. 17th, and K-Mart, 1740 S.W. Wanamaker, according to a police report. A Garnett resident was listed as a third victim.

Additional details about the case weren't immediately available.

Kansas Department of Corrections records indicate Russell was convicted in 2008 of forgeries in Miami, Anderson and Franklin Counties."

Once again, identity theft did not pay.  Good riddance.

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