Identity theft and financial fraud suspect arrested

By Andrea Sinclair Published: December 8, 2013 | 7:20 pm 0

A call about a stolen car landed a woman in jail on suspicion of several counts of aggravated auto theft, identity theft, forgery and check fraud, Colorado Springs police said.

Sarah Wagner, 35, was arrested about 8:20 p.m. Saturday in The Broadmoor Town Center parking lot, on Lake Avenue and Southgate Road, She was allegedly driving a stolen 2007 Jeep Wrangler.

According to police, their investigation revealed that Wagner had allegedly used another person's social security number and forged two checks to purchase the Jeep from a dealership on Nov. 23. On Saturday, the dealership was notified that the checks were forged and one of their employees had spotted the Jeep and called police, leading them to its location.

Police detained Wagner and reportedly recovered forged social security documents, IRS documents and checks that allegedly implicated her in a separate identity and motor vehicle theft for which she had bonded out of jail that same day, police said.

The Jeep was returned to the dealership and Wagner was booked into the El Paso County jail.

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