EVERETT — A woman convicted in a $200,000 fraud case refused to show up to hear a Snohomish County jury’s guilty verdict, according to police.
More than two dozen suspects were identified in the complicated fraud ring in 2013, according to police. One of them, Karey Ann Hinkson, 45, admitted to detectives she scanned stolen checks into her computer and changed the names, charging papers say. When officers served a warrant on her home, they busted in to find her kneeling in front a fireplace, burning blank check stock.
Her case went to trial last month. Jurors found her guilty of first-degree identity theft, second-degree identity theft and forgery on Jan. 24. Hinkson didn’t show up to court.
On Friday afternoon police tracked her to Pierce County, where she was arrested. Hinkson had a two-decade history of theft, identity theft and forgery, court records show. She now awaits sentencing.