Two Kennewick Women Arrested on Identity Theft Charges
WEST RICHLAND, Wash.-- Two women sit in The Benton County Jail Monday night accused of identity theft.
55-year-old Cynthia Walker and her 36-year-old daughter Cassidy Janosky were arrested Sunday night at the Sears on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick. Police say both women opened a $24,000 credit line under someone else's name.
They were at Sears trying to pick up $16,000 worth of merchandise they had already purchased. Including all of this:
"There were electronics, large screen plasma televisions, Apple iPods," said Chief Layne Erdman, of West Richland Police. "Also they were going to pick up a treadmill that they were unable to pick up because we arrested them, there was some fitness equipment in there and there appears to be some furniture purchases, so pretty much setting up house," he said.
West Richland police say Kennewick police assisted on the arrest. They're still investigating this case, looking for more victims and suspects.