STILLWATER - A St. Paul woman was sentenced April 10 to 98 months in prison, minus 226 days served, for identity theft.
Dominique Marie Wegleitner, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of felony identity theft on Nov. 19. The charge specified the theft, possession or use of more than 200 identities, including at least one Woodbury resident.
Wegleitner was also ordered to pay $135,633.32 in restitution. She is currently serving at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee.
On the same day, three separate charges of mail theft against her were dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint:
A Woodbury resident reported to police on Oct. 13, 2017, that her checks had been stolen and were being used at Cub Foods. Police were able to identify Wegleitner and her vehicle using surveillance images provided by Cub Foods.
The resident contacted police again on Nov. 29, 2017, saying that more of her stolen checks had been cashed or used at various Wells Fargo bank locations. Upon requesting information from Wells Fargo, a Woodbury detective allegedly determined that Wegleitner had made several deposits from stolen checks totalling $3,879.15 on Nov. 1, 2017. She was identified using surveillance photos.
Prior Lake police located Wegleitner on Jan. 5, 2018, after identifying her vehicle. She provided a fake name, which matched a real Minnesota driver's license with the same address as her other real Minnesota license bearing her real name.
Upon searching Wegleitner's vehicle, police allegedly found a checkbook and numerous loose checks, a fake city of Woodbury employee identification card with Wegleitner's photo, US Bank withdrawal slips, a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card, a bank statement, and various credit and debit cards, all belonging to people who had reported them missing or had not given Wegleitner permission to possess them. Police also found two fraudulent Minnesota driver's license applications.
Checks found in the vehicle totalled $88,058.12.
The account balance information, a college photo ID, Social Security number, date of birth, phone number and address of one individual, who did not give Wegleitner permission to have them, were found in the vehicle as well. Upon further investigation, police determined the college photo ID was fake.