GOLDEN, Colo. — A Jefferson County grand jury returned a 156-count indictment naming five women and eight men in an ID theft ring accused of stealing at least $26,000.
District Attorney Pete Weir said that the ring operated in Jefferson County and the Denver metro area between April, 2012 and January, 2013.
Authorities have arrested nine of the 13 suspects involved. Alleged ringleader Selina Davison, 44, is among the three suspects who are still at large.The others who have yet to be arrested include Sarah Williams, Brittney Marson and Thomas Eakin.
Investigators said the theft ring stole from mailboxes, burglarized businesses and broke into cars to steal personal and financial information. The group then created fake IDs and fraudulent checks that they transacted at banks and retail stores.
Court records show that cash and merchandise stolen was used for daily living expenses and methamphetamine use.
Among the 65 individuals, large, and small businesses victims named include retailers such as Walmart, Chase Bank, Hobby Lobby, DSW, Macy’s, Home Depot and more.
Davison, David Williams, 37, and Nathan Lees, 33, have all been charged under Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA), in addition to other counts. The indictment also includes counts of identity theft, theft, conspiracy to commit ID theft and criminal impersonation.
The investigation was conducted by the Arvada Police Department, with assistance from other agencies in the metro area.
The defendants who have been arrested are scheduled to be in court on May 28.