Bellevue Police put the brakes on prolific identity thief

July 15, 2014

Bellevue Police Department investigators have recovered hundreds of fraudulent documents related to a prolific identity thief with the help of an observant neighbor.

Police officials said it appears the identities of most of the victims were stolen when their mail was taken or their cars were broken into. The stolen identities include residents from Issaquah.

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Local postal worker faces probation after stealing mail

July 29, 2013

NEW — 4:25 p.m. July 29, 2013

An Issaquah postal worker, who pleaded guilty to opening mail and stealing at least $500 and 30-50 gift cards, will not face jail time.

Last fall, 45-year-old Annie Wei was caught with opened mail in her purse after questions about lost gift cards and money along her route led to an investigation.

On July 26, she was sentenced to three years probation, 100 hours of community service and $585 in restitution fines after being charged in U.S. District Court with one federal misdemeanor count of delay or destruction of mail.

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