CAPTURED: WMW viewer tip to Crime Stoppers, 911 leads to arrest of prolific theft suspect

CAPTURE UPDATE April 4, 2019 —
Crime Stoppers and Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives say Georgia Mejia was arrested by Federal Way Police thanks to a Washington’s Most Wanted viewer who contacted Crime Stoppers and 911.

She’s currently in the SCORE jail in Des Moines on her Department of Corrections warrant and will eventually be sent to Kitsap County for the ID theft charges.

Mejia is WMW Capture #1077 thanks to tips from our viewers.

—-ORIGINAL CASE—-
FUGITIVE WANTED March 19, 2019 —
Several law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating Georgia A. Mejia.

She is a convicted felon who has outstanding warrants in Kitsap County for identity theft, as well as Escape Community Custody from the Department of Corrections. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking for her for a No-Contact Order Violation-Domestic Violence. She is also wanted by Yelm Police for Theft 3rd degree and by Lacey Police for Theft 3rd degree.

“In 2016, Georgia was caught at the Target store here in Lacey, Washington. She shoplifted over $1,000 of merchandise,” said Lacey Police Det. Jimmy Williams. “Recently, we just found out there was another incident. We had a citizen call Lacey Police Department and file a report that somebody stole her identity. That person was trying to get onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the base notified that person that, ‘Hey! You have a warrant out for your arrest, you need to get that taken care of. After further investigation we realized that this citizen who came in was Georgia’s sister.”

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Det. Mike Grant has been investigating Mejia since last year and charges have now been filed. She is accused of stealing the identity of a Kitsap County woman and then using it to take thousands of dollars from her bank account and applying for credit in her name.

Mejia is 59 years old, approximately 5’8″ tall and 130 pounds, with brown eyes and brown or grey-colored hair.

Mejia is likely still in possession of the victim’s driver’s license and has been known to use other names in the past. We are not releasing the victim’s name in order to protect her from further abuse.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to Mejia’s arrest. If you know where deputies can find her, submit an anonymous tip at www.P3Tips.com or by downloading the P3 Tips App to your phone for free. You can also call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

“The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to the entire Washington’s Most Wanted community for their assistance on past cases and is looking forward to another successful resolution,” said Det. Grant.

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