Sacto 9-1-1
February 8, 2013
Woman convicted of identity theft headed to prison

A 46-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison after being convicted of identity theft and related charges.

During summer 2012, Avette Volker used the identifying information of numerous victims to pay bills, buy groceries and obtain other local services to which she was not entitled, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. Volker obtained the information through a series of car burglaries in which wallets and purses were stolen.

She was sentenced today by Sacramento Superior Court Judge John P. Winn.

The case was compiled by detectives with the Sacramento Valley Identity Theft Task Force.

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