TACOMA, WA – Yesterday, a jury convicted 35-year-old Earl Alvin Polley of ten counts of identity theft in the first degree and one count of forgery for stealing victims’ checks, identification and mail. Polley is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the County-City Building in Tacoma.
“People who are victimized by identity thieves lose more than money,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Victims lose security and time as well, which is why we are committed to holding the thieves fully accountable.”
On March 18, 2015 a woman called police because she found a backpack in her garage that contained checks, mail, and identification and social security cards. The checks belonged to different individuals and were made payable to Polley, her nephew. Police contacted the individuals and discovered that they were all victims of mail theft. In total, police collected 38 pieces of stolen personal documents.
Communications and Public Information Coordinator
Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office