Hanford police arrest 2 women in ID theft, check fraud case

February 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Two women have been arrested on suspicion of identity theft and passing counterfeit checks.

Hanford police arrested Jennifer Taylor, 29, and Patricia Martinez, 31, on Friday. Investigators said the two women stole a purse from a car and then used the ID and Social Security card to create counterfeit checks.

Police said the two women used the victim's ID at multiple locations in Hanford, Lemoore, Fresno and Visalia. Investigators said Taylor and Martinez also opened a charge account at Kay Jewelers and rented a vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Both women face multiple felony charges including identity theft, forgery and burglary.