Woman arrested at a Hayden bank for ID theft, burglary, grand theft

Woman arrested at a Hayden bank for ID theft, burglary, grand theft
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 55-year-old woman for identity theft, burglary and grand theft after she reportedly tried to withdraw money from a bank in Hayden.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, employees at the Wells Fargo Bank in Hayden reported that the woman, identified as Michelle Suzanne Harris, came in and tried to withdraw $5,000 from an account. They believed something was not right, so they called the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrived and asked for her license, and when she gave them one, they determined that it was a fake.

She was arrested for felony identity theft, burglary, grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.

At the time, Deputies did not know who she was, but fingerprint scans helped identify her as Harris. She had no criminal record in Kootenai County, but did in some eastern states.

Further investigation revealed that she tried to withdraw money twice from a Wells Fargo bank in Coeur d’Alene, and four times from a Wells Fargo in Spokane. According to the Sheriff’s Office, she was able to withdraw over $15,000 from those banks since October 21.

The Sheriff’s Office suspects that Harris was working with a man in his thirties, with medium-length brown hair and driving a black passenger car, possibly with New York plates.