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Kootenai County identity theft suspect linked to crimes in Idaho and Washington

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KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -

A Spokane woman arrested back in May is facing an additional eighteen charges of grand theft and forgery to go along with her multiple drug and theft charges after Kootenai County deputies linked her to the use of several stolen credit cards. 

40-year-old Chaundra Stallings of Spokane has been in the Kootenai County Jail since May 15 when she was arrested on the drug and theft charges. The Sheriff's Office received a tip from a vacation rental agency who said a stolen credit card was used to rent out a home in the Spirit Lake area. Deputies went to the rental house and found Stallings and her 2-year-old daughter. Stallings was arrested on multiple charges including theft and possession of drugs. The 2-year-old was taken to Child Protective Services. 

Inside the rental house, deputies found a large amount of mail and credit/debit cards in other people's names. Detectives identified numerous victims throughout Kootenai and Spokane counties that had been victims of mail theft and credit fraud. Detectives say Stallings was using victim's names and personal information to get credit cards, then changing the address forms so the victims would not be aware of any activity in their name. 

Detectives say Stalling was also in possession of forged documents and had been trying to make fake IDs and money. 

The stolen mail from Washington was turned over to the Postal Inspector for further investigation. 

Stallings is being held on a $26,000 bond. 

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