WA: Prosecutors: ‘Methodical’ id thieves hit Seattle clinics, law office

Levi Pulkkinen reports:

Two Seattle men described by prosecutors as “methodical criminals” are now accused of breaking into clinics, a law office and mailboxes during an identity theft spree.

King County prosecutors claim Duane Nelson, 42, and Randolph Chechak, 47, attacked the credit of more than a dozen people while stealing more than $100,000 during the months-long spree.


According to charging papers, the thieves stole a safe from the office of Thompson & Howle Attorneys on Aug. 14. The safe was packed with client information and personal checks, as well as employee records.

Police claim Chechak then burglarized a Polyclinic office in Seattle on Aug. 30.

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