A 35-year-old woman was behind bars Monday on multiple charges of identity theft following her arrest in Irvine for a string of storage-unit break-ins.
Lorena Guadalupe Arreguin, who was being held on $25,000 bail, was arrested Wednesday. She pleaded not guilty on Friday to single counts each of unauthorized use of personal identifying information, false personation, and unlawful taking of a vehicle as well as six counts of identity theft, all felonies.
Arreguin was also charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors.
Irvine police allege she was involved in a series of burglaries of storage units and mail thefts from May through November.
At least two other suspects allegedly helped Arreguin steal mail in North Tustin, Newport Beach, Laguna Woods and Costa Mesa, police said.
The suspects are also accused of stealing identities to break in to storage units and steal more property, police said. Investigators say there have been about 20 storage unit burglaries in Irvine, Santa Ana and other cities, police said.
—City News Service