Duo arrested for identity theft at Stateline hotel, stolen items found

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Two people were arrested at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline in connection with identity theft and stolen credit cards, police say.

Authorities say Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Edgewood Tahoe Resort on April 5 for a report of a woman using a stolen credit card while attempting to pay for incurred charges. The woman had reserved the room online using a false name and provided additional, false identification upon check-in.

The woman was identified as 34-year-old Kaleigh Thinnes from Sarasota, Florida. Authorities say Thinnes had four outstanding warrants out of different Florida and California jurisdictions for identity theft and being part of an organized identity theft ring amongst other charges.

Thinnes was arrested and provided false identification upon arrest to identify herself. She was with a male accomplice who was identified as 38-year-old Gabriel Pizarro-Flores.

Multiple travel bags and luggage, approximately ten passports belonging to other people, in addition to multiple laptop computers and tablets were located within the Edgewood Tahoe room Thinnes and Pizarro-Flores rented. Many of the bags contained identifying information of other people.