WICHITA, Kansas – A search of a suspect’s home has her now likely facing new charges after investigators find mail and stolen documents taken from more than 150 Sedgwick County homes.
A 23-year-old woman is now under arrest on unrelated, fraud charges. Deputies expect new charges for her and more arrests to be made as they investigate a new case with dozens of potential victims.
Investigators found stolen credit cards, social security cards, and checks in the woman’s home as they executed a search warrant on Friday.
“Theres a range of dates,” said Lt. Dave Mattingly. “There are documents dating back to 2008 as well as just a couple days ago.”
The majority of the recovered items belong to residents residing east of Rock Road, between 13th Street and Kellogg. There are others though from all over Sedgwick County.
Detectives are working to contact the victims and other law enforcement agencies to find which cases have been reported and those that have not.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department is urging people to check their mail daily and to check their credit card and bank statements regularly for fraudulent charges.
“I wouldn’t know to be that careful but I’m sure going to get my mail out every single night when it comes now,” said area resident Katherine Dunne.
Most of the documents recovered were taken from mailboxes or vehicles.