AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police arrested a woman believed to be responsible for the identity theft of nine different victims and one business in Central Texas.
Shannon Marie Marshall, 46, was found in possession of sensitive documents and materials, including personal IDs, driver’s licenses, passports, bank checks and account statements, according to police documents. Marshall faces a charge of possession and use of identifying information, a second degree felony.
According to an official APD affidavit, Marshall previously had an outstanding warrant for identity theft. Officers searched her purse and found financial service checks, bank checks and federal credit union checks for six people.
KXAN obtained an incident report and discovered three more people and one business had been added to the list of victims. Another suspect, Jennifer Marie Basaldua, had also been arrested.
Police originally discovered the identity theft threat when Marshall, Basaldua and one other person were pulled over for a traffic stop in November. Officers discovered over seven grams of methamphetamine which led them to continue searching the car to find the victim’s compromised information.
KXAN is reaching out to the nine victims of identity theft to find out what they are doing to prevent this from happening again.