ID Theft Suspect Caught

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

One day after police asked for help finding Alicia Dean Ellis, her name has appeared as an inmate at the Criminal Justice Center.

Ellis was wanted on a warrant for felony identity theft. Colorado Springs Police Department say it was issued based on probable cause. She is allegedly involved with a string of five thefts in which she used stolen personal checks or credit cards.

CSPD spokesperson Barbara Miller says no details are available about how Ellis was apprehended.

Court papers obtained by 11 News outline how Ellis allegedly took the checks and credit cards from a 72-year-old woman at Sears.

The victim was trying on clothes in a dressing room, when she stepped away for a moment leaving her purse in the room.

Investigators say that gave Ellis enough time to rummage through the victim's wallet.

According to arrest papers, Ellis wrote out one of the checks to herself and tried to cash it at a bank. The teller was alerted that check was stolen and was able to get a copy of Ellis' license and fingerprint.

Police say they also have surveillance video of Ellis at Walmart, where she allegedly made several purchases on the stolen credit card.

Ellis is described as a white female, 5’6” tall, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and blond hair. She has a tattoo of a starfish on the right side of her neck.

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  • by Fugitive recovery Location: Cs on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    She was caught at a nightclub when someone recognized her from the CSPD post on Facebook...
  • by MS Location: FOUNTAIN on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM
    Comments talkiing about having sex with her, her appearance and her having diseases are uncalled for and have nothing to do with the actual story. I can't believe that they were even approved to be posted. Shame on you!
  • by mpls on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    The tat will distract them. Really?
  • by Rick James on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    Cocaine is a helluva drug
  • by ME on Feb 24, 2012 at 04:22 PM
    NASTY!That is one nasty broad!
  • by Julie Location: CS on Feb 24, 2012 at 02:57 PM
    This goes on constantly. Why is this one an APB and front page news story?
  • by Tony on Feb 24, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    My credit card went missing while buying at a drive through today, still not sure how it happened. In less than an hour someone was calling in to check the balance on the card.
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      by CatPiper on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:20 PM in reply to Tony
      Seriously?? Can you please tell us which drive thru you were at? Did you notify the manager, or the police?
  • by Rodney on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:55 PM
    They don't have names for the the infections she probably has!
  • by annonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:19 PM
    this girl and I used to be best friends she has a serious meth problem.... she was indeed a hairdresser at that great clips and shes most defiantly a girl.... sad to see that she hasn't got herself together.....
  • by r dangerfield Location: leno sho on Feb 23, 2012 at 06:50 PM
    I tell ya...she gets no respect
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