2 Bakersfield women indicted on identity theft, possession of stolen mail charges


Two Bakersfield women were indicted for possession of stolen mail and identity theft.

Kammi Sargent, 48, and Erin Peterson, 40, were indicted by a federal grand jury last week.

According to court documents, Sargent obtained driver’s licenses of women with similar appearances to her, and opened bank accounts, under the victims’ names, along with obtaining stolen checks and washing off the name of the payee.

A federal search warrant found, 428 pieces of stolen mail, in the home of Erin Peterson, 31 stolen credit and debit cards, as well as 149 grams of crystal meth.

Peterson faces a maximum of life in prison and $5 million fine.

Sargent faces 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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