SANTA CLARA (BCN)
A 36-year-old lady was arrested lately in reference to roughly 100 items of mail, bank cards, California driver’s licenses and different types of identification belonging to greater than 40 potential victims discovered throughout a search of her house, Santa Clara police mentioned.
Kari Rios was arrested on Feb. 26, the identical day SCPD detectives carried out a probation search of her house and located the stolen IDs and different objects there, police mentioned.
Police mentioned they recognized Rios final month as a potential suspect in a number of the “quite a few” car burglaries reported in Santa Clara over the previous a number of months. Police discovered Rios was on probation for a earlier id theft cost. After police searched her house, detectives discovered most of the victims of the stolen IDs have been Santa Clara residents.
The affected victims have been contacted and their property has been returned, police mentioned. Some victims suffered thefts from their autos, police mentioned, whereas others misplaced their IDs and different paperwork through mail thefts. Quite a few victims had their bank cards used at varied retail places, and additionally utilized in some circumstances to arrange fraudulent accounts, police mentioned.
Rios was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on six counts of suspicion of possession of stolen ID paperwork for unauthorized use, one depend of suspicion of drug possession and one depend of possession of a stun gun by an ex-felon. She remained in jail Saturday in lieu of $206,000 bond.
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