Prosecutors say fraudster victimized Mukilteo homeowners

By Nicholas Johnson | Apr 05, 2017

A woman police call a “prolific fraudster” suspected of stealing more than $50,000 is facing 11 charges divided between four separate court cases, two of which arise out of Mukilteo.

Alexia Dallas Devlin, 36, was arrested Jan. 24 on suspicion of 54 felonies following a months-long investigation by several law enforcement agencies.

Devlin was first charged Feb. 7 in a case out of Lake Stevens. In that case, she faces a jury trial on May 19 on one count of first-degree identity theft.

Devlin was next charged March 13, in a separate case out of Everett, with three counts of first-degree identity theft, three counts of second-degree identity theft and one count of first-degree theft. A jury trial is set for June 9.

Prosecutor’s filed two more sets of charges March 30, each of which arose from alleged crimes against Mukilteo homeowners.

Devlin allegedly stole the identity of a Silvia Bass of Lake Stevens and used that identity to steal more $50,000 using fraudulent credit, according to an investigation by Lake Stevens police.

In July 2016, Devlin allegedly used that stolen identity to rent a condo in Mukilteo through Airbnb. Devlin allegedly stole items from the condo, including a passport, and used the owner’s information to apply for several credit cards before moving out in August.

Earlier, in February 2016, Devlin allegedly posed as a Sarah Galindo, whose purse she had allegedly stolen in August 2015. As Galindo, Devlin allegedly rented a condo in Mukilteo, diverted the owners’ mail and began using their information to open lines of credit at retail stores and apply for a business loan from Bank of America.

Devlin is set to be arraigned on the charges in those two cases on April 13.

Devlin was also arrested in August 2016 while driving a vehicle registered to a Mukilteo man whose house she allegedly rented using Bass’ identity.

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