In a recent development, Irving Police Officers arrested 40-year-old Kellie Renee Lee, a resident of Irving, on October 13, 2023. Lee was taken into custody and booked into the Irving Jail at 7:46 pm, facing charges of fraudulently using/possessing identification, possession of a controlled substance (CS) PG 1/1-b (less than 1 gram), and theft of property valued between $750 and $2,000.
Identity theft, deemed the fastest growing crime in the United States by the Secret Service and the Federal Trade Commission, continues to plague individuals nationwide. Shockingly, every 79 seconds, a thief successfully steals someone's identity, often resulting in the opening of fraudulent accounts in the victim's name. Despite the prevalence of this crime, the average arrest rate for identity thieves remains disconcertingly low, accounting for less than 5% of all reported cases.
Lee's arrest sends a strong message to individuals engaging in such fraudulent activities. Law enforcement agencies are actively working to combat identity theft and bring perpetrators to justice.
She is currently held in custody, awaiting legal proceedings.