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Police believe suspect stole large amount of mail for identity theft

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Lebanon Police Department investigators believe that a woman and others connected to her might have stolen a large amount of mail from the Lebanon and Albany areas, intending to commit identity theft.

According to the agency, Sarah Ann Louise Baker, 30, of Portland, and others working with her apparently have been targeting mail for information, such as names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, tax information and credit card information.

On Jan. 23, officers responded to the area of the 100 block of West Cedar Street in Lebanon to investigate sighting of a female was inside a caller’s vehicle. Baker was arrested, and authorities found that she had mail from multiple addresses in her possession.

She faces charges of third-degree theft, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and nine counts of mail theft.

Lebanon Police Department has recovered a small amount of stolen mail, which will be returned to the recipients. The rest of the mail has not been recovered and the investigation is continuing.

Those with information about the case should call Detective Justin McCubbins at 541-451-1751, ext. 4346.

For more information about protecting yourself from identity theft, go to http://1.usa.gov/1fhb5TC

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