Identity Theft Suspect Busted in Multi-Law Enforcement Takedown
After building a case for months, law enforcement officers from both the Kennewick Police Department and the Richland Police Department served a warrant, then entered an apartment on Jadwin in Richland and arrested two suspects, one wanted for multiple counts of fraud and identity theft, the other on an outstanding warrant.
According to a press release from the Kennewick Police Department, numerous victims have been coming forward, for over six months, since May of this year, to report their identification along with their personal financial information had not only been compromised, but it had also been used to purchase all kinds of merchandise, both online, and locally, all around the Tri-Cities area.
The lengthy investigation required constant communication and cooperation between law enforcement agencies to pool their resources and proceed with the case.
The evidence led investigators to 69 Jadwin Ave. #31. The identifications and financial information of identified victims were recovered by detectives and patrol officers during the execution of this search warrant.
Jennifer Lee Evans, 40, was arrested for Identification Theft 1st Degree, while a 33-year old man, Kyle R. Heintz, who was at the residence, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Both were booked into the Benton County Jail and this investigation is ongoing.
If you have any further information regarding this case, you are encouraged to get a hold of the Kennewick Police Department. If you, or someone you know, might have been affected or victimized in this case, please call the non-emergency line at (509) 628-0333 and reference KPD Case #20-44391.