Alleged identity thieves facing multiple felony charges

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Two Sacramento residents are out of custody on bail after allegedly stealing the identities of 20 Placer and Sacramento counties residents. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sacramento residents Stacy Alan King, 22, and Michael Raymond Adame, 28, Saturday outside the Target on Bell Road in Auburn, said Lt. Mark Reed, spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, in a press release issued Monday. At 6 p.m. that evening a Target security guard saw the two men enter the store and recognized them from the week before when they had used a stolen credit card, Reed said. According to Reed, the guard called the Sheriff’s Office and deputies responded to the scene. Deputies found 20 California driver’s licenses on the two men, and investigators got in touch with each of the 20 victims. The victims had all reported their purses and other items as stolen from their cars in Sacramento and Placer counties, Reed said. Reed said Monday the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating how many victims are linked to this case, so it is not yet known how many Auburn or Placer County residents were victims. The men had allegedly been targeting vehicles at gyms and nightclubs for several months, and had allegedly been using the victim’s credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating how much money the men allegedly spent from victims’ cards, Reed said. “It takes awhile to piece it all together to find out,” he said. According to Reed, King and Adame were booked into Placer County Jail on felony charges of burglary, identity theft, false access to a credit card and conspiracy. Adame was also charged with a probation violation. Reed said Monday the men could face charges for each victim. As of Monday both men were out of custody on bail. ~Staff report