Police: ID thief nabbed

December 15, 2008 9:53:47 AM PST
Police in Delaware have arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly stealing other people's identities and then stealing thousands of dollars in goods.

Marki Bell, 27, and another unidentified woman allegedly went to the Sears store on Concord Pike in Wilmington on Saturday.

Police say Bell and the other woman opened two lines of credit using identities that they had stolen, by using identification cars that had their own pictures placed on them.

Once the credit cards were issued, Bell and the other woman allegedly bought nearly $9,000 in gift cards and merchandise during two separate trips to the Sears. During the second trip, Bell got into an argument with store employees when they questioned her about the accounts and police were called.

The second woman left and has not been caught.

Police have recovered only about $5,500 so far.

Bell faces ID theft, theft, endangering the welfare of children and other charges. She was sent to the Baylor Woman's Correctional Institute and was being held on $13,500 bail.

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