A confessed professional identity thief pleaded no contest in state court yesterday to charges that could put her behind bars for the rest of her life.
Audrey L. Collins, 44, pleaded no contest to racketeering, first-degree identity theft, first-degree theft and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.
When police arrested Collins and co-defendant Willie E. Briggs on April 21, Collins had already applied for loans at six CitiFinancial branches using the personal information of six women, the state said.
Collins told police she worked for an organization on the mainland that sends her the identification documents. She said she had been doing this since 1996 and considers it her job.
Read more in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.