CalPERS employee steals identity from database
Vacaville – Koren Yvonne Lamar, a CalPERS employee, was arrested Friday and booked into Solano County Jail on identity theft charges.
Vacaville police began investigating after a complaint from a victim that their personal information had been used to obtain loans that the victim had no knowledge of. The loans had all been applied for in a short span of time.
The investigation uncovered a link to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The victim receives retirement benefits through that retirement system and it’s believed the personal information used for the loan applications came from a CalPERS database. Vacaville detectives and CalPERS investigators teamed up to unravel the case.
Friday morning, search warrants were served at two locations in Sacramento: an address in the 1000 block of Fulton Avenue and at the CalPERS offices on P Street. Evidence uncovered through these warrants led to the arrest of Lamar, a 40-year-old resident of Sacramento.
At this time it’s believed Lamar was working alone and that the number of victims is small, but investigation is not yet terminated. The speed with which an arrest was made in this case is due in part to the victim’s attentiveness to his or her credit reports and the fact that police were contacted right away.
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