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Two arrested after identity theft investigation

Posted at 1:43 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 16:43:33-04

Two people were arrested after an identity theft investigation, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

According to KCSO, during the week of May 7, numerous people employed by the same company reported that their personal information was fraudulently being used to create lines of credit and make purchases. KCSO was able to locate a business that was being frequented by suspects.

On May 11, deputies retrieved video surveillance footage from the business from previous thefts. While deputies were at the business, the suspects returned to the business. After contacting the suspects, deputies found personal information belonging to 136 different victims, including lists of names, dates of birth, social security numbers and other personal information.

30-year-old Marlene Alva and 30-year-old Kenneth McGill were arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility for numerous charges including burglary, conspiracy, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and identity theft.

Anyone with info is asked to contact KCSO at 661-861-3110.