Tacoma woman accused of stealing money, identities

by: Kevin McCarty Updated:

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TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma police say at 23 years old, Elizabeth Fisher is a prolific identity thief who has victimized dozens of people. And they believe there are many more victims they haven't found yet.

Fisher was arrested after an investigation lasting several months. Some victims lost tens of thousands of dollars after their personal information was taken during home burglaries or car prowls. 

"(I lost) $10,000 personal (money)," said victim and salon owner Jeanine Lee. "And as far as my business, I'm still hearing from police weekly, so I have no idea."

"It's frustrating," Lee said. "I'm working and here's this person having a grand old time with my account."

Police say detectives have identified 23 victims so far, sending charges to the Pierce County prosecuting attorney's office totaling 58 counts of identity theft, forgery and possessing stolen property. Tacoma police spokeswoman Officer Loretta Cool there are likely many more. "We assume there are probably going to be more victims that contact us," said Cool.

Fisher pleaded not guilty during arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. Her bail was set at $35,000.