ID Theft/Locker Room Theft Ring Follow-up
Last year, Everett Police and numerous other law enforcement agencies throughout Snohomish, King and Skagit Counties investigated multiple cases involving thefts from fitness centers, gyms and recreation locations. In several cases, the involved suspects hit multiple locations on the same day.
Everett Police investigated over 23 reported cases involving Identity Theft, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Forgery with financial losses amounting to thousands of dollars for victims. Det. French, with the help of other agencies, Washington’s Most Wanted, and Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, identified 15 suspects involved in the theft ring. Det French said, “This was a “pyramid style ring” where the suspects played different rolls in the process. Some acted as lookouts while others broke into lockers and either gave stolen bankcards to others or used the cards themselves.”
Eleven suspects were arrested and charged in these cases. “The public was essential in providing investigators information to help identify some of the suspects involved,” stated Det. French. “We appreciate the help as Identity Theft has a huge impact on victims who will deal with the fallout for months, even years.”
All suspects in the theft ring have been sentenced. The following is the breakdown of the sentencing:
Mikayla Carabello-Olson pled guilty to one count of ID Theft. She was sentenced to 40 days in Snohomish County Jail and was then transferred to King County Jail to face similar charges. Olson has since been released.
Jesslyn Guzman pled guilty to two counts of ID Theft and received a three month sentence plus 12 months of community custody.
Taylor Pounds pled guilty to five counts of ID Theft and served three months. Pounds has since been released.
Taylor Freeman pled guilty to Residential Burglary, five counts of Identity Theft and Attempting to Elude. Freeman was sentenced to just under 37 months plus three years of community supervision.
Sukjae "Eric" Woo plead guilty to 15 counts of ID Theft, one count of Possession of Stolen Property 2 and one count of Theft 2. Woo petitioned for DOSA but was denied. WOO was sentenced to 50 months plus 12 months of community custody.
Jacob Sanner pled guilty to 19 felonies of which 15 were for ID Theft. Sanner also petitioned for DOSA but was denied. Sanner was sentenced to 56 months in prison plus 12 months community custody for crimes in Snohomish County.
Matthew Malouf was arrested in San Diego in November 2019 where he remains in custody. He is being held on multiple ID Theft felonies but will be returned to Washington to face charges when he is released.
Brianna Reynolds was arrested in Las Vegas in September 2019 where she remains in custody on a fugitive warrant, two counts of Grand Larceny, and Burglary charges. Reynolds but will be returned to Washington to face charges when she is released.
District Prosecuting Attorney Hal Hupp was part of the ID Theft Task Force handling the Snohomish County cases. “Prosecutions like these are possible because of the Regional Fraud and ID Theft Task Force combining with multi-county law enforcement agencies and prosecutor’s offices working together to battle identity theft.” DPA Hupp stated, “These particular cases crossed over from King County to Snohomish County and finally into Skagit County as the ring travelled up and down the I-5 corridor. I want to thank all law enforcement and prosecutors in the adjoining counties for their hard work and efforts.”
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DOSA stands for “Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative.” A DOSA sentence allows incarcerated offenders with substance abuse problems to receive a reduced prison sentence in exchange for completing a chemical-dependency treatment program.
**NOTE: A correction has been made on Jesslyn Guzman’s sentencing.