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3 arrested in connection with ID theft ring thanks to cleaning staff

MUKILTEO, Wash. – The Mukilteo Police Department arrested three men in connection with and identity-theft ring last Thursday after hotel cleaning staff discovered a room full of suspicious computer equipment and documents.

According to police, the room at the hotel in the 8500 block of the Mukilteo Speedway contained computers, printers, mail and paperwork that did not belong to anyone registered for the room. There were also numerous ID cards with different names but the same photo and a printer with pages of blank check paper.

A 31-year-old from Renton, 32-year-old from Lake Stevens and 28-year-old from Everett were booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation of financial fraud and forgery.

According to police, the three men were already under investigation by multiple law-enforcement agencies for identity theft, fraud and other financial crimes.