Identity Theft Suspect Linked to Crimes in Idaho and Washington
Kootenai County, Idaho – Identity theft suspect charged with multiple counts of fraud and theft linked to crimes in Idaho and Washington.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s detectives added several charges of grand theft and forgery late last week following the arrest of Chaundra L. Stallings, 40 years old of Spokane, Washington in mid May.
Stallings has been in custody since May 15th and is now facing an additional eighteen charges stemming from her original arrest where she was charged with multiple drug and theft charges.
On May 15, 2016 the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a vacation rental agency reporting a stolen credit card was used to secure a rental property in the Spirit Lake area. When deputies responded to the rental house, they located Stallings and her two-year old daughter in the house.
Stallings was arrested on multiple charges including theft and possession of drugs. The deputy also located a large amount of mail and credit/debit cards in other people’s names. Stallings was a suspect of other forgery and theft cases previously reported to the Sheriff’s Office and Coeur d’Alene Police Department. The two year old was sheltered with Child Protective Services.
Detectives identified numerous victims throughout Kootenai and Spokane counties that had been victims of mail theft and credit fraud. It appears that Stallings was stealing mail then using victim’s names and personal information to obtain credit cards. She had also been sending change of address forms to credit card companies, diverting notification to the victims that there had been any activity on their accounts.
Stallings was also in possession of forged documents and had been apparently trying to make fictitious currency and identification.
It appears that Stallings and her child had been using stolen credit cards to secure rentals at several area vacation homes and moving from one to another every few days.
The stolen mail from Washington was turned over to the Postal Inspector for further investigation. Stallings is currently being held on a $26,000.00 bond.