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Suspect Arrests in Wallet Theft Crime Series

3/23/2007

This surveillance resulted in the arrest of Robin Marc Smith (age 49) and Dorothy Ann Smith (age 57) on multiple counts of Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy and Credit Card Fraud.

Detectives believe that the Smiths are linked to a series of wallet thefts having occurred as early as 1994.  These thefts, occurring in Irvine and South Orange County involve the suspect walking through commercial office buildings and taking wallets from office desks or purses. The suspects have been linked to purchases with these stolen credit cards shortly after the thefts. Irvine and Orange County Sheriff Detectives estimate the loss based on these fraudulent purchases at over one million dollars.

Subjects Arrested:

Robin Marc Smith
03/03/1958  age: 49
Booked at Orange County Jail with no bail

Dorothy Ann Smith
01/03/1950 age: 57
Booked at Orange County Jail bail $20,000.00 

Contact:   Lieutenant Henry Boggs (949) 724-7139