Woman faces ID theft charges on Christmas Eve

A 25-year-old Olympia woman appeared in court on Christmas Eve after she was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of 25 counts of identity theft and one count each of forgery, marijuana possession and possession of methamphetamine.

Amy Denae Moore was arrested at the Tumwater branch of the TwinStar Credit Union after she tried to open an account using fraudulent identification, court papers state.

Tumwater police arrived and arrested Moore. A police officer called a woman whose driver’s license and Social Security card were being used by Moore to open the account, and the woman told the officer that “she had been the victim of a theft in which her personal identification was stolen, and she had recently been the victim of a fraud in Lacey,” court papers state.

According to court papers:

In Moore’s purse, police found 24 other stolen driver’s licenses, gift cards and Social Security cards.

Police also found marijuana as well as methamphetamine in a loaded syringe in the purse.

“Moore stated that she knew the personal information she was using was stolen and that she was using it for financial gain,” court papers state.

During Moore’s court hearing Thursday, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Tom McPhee set Moore’s bail at $30,000.

Moore has prior convictions for forgery and identity theft out of Lewis County.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5465