Alleged ID thief wanted

Police seek woman suspected of stealing IDs and credit cards

Chico Police are looking for a woman suspected of stealing IDs and credit cards from several local gyms.

In July, police began investigating Deborah Hughes, 42, after surveillance cameras allegedly showed her stealing from various fitness clubs and purchasing gifts cards from other local businesses, according to a Chico Police Department press release. She was arrested on July 20 for multiple counts of identify theft, as well as an outstanding warrant for stealing a vehicle in the Sacramento area.

On. Aug. 16, after being released, Hughes (pictured) was allegedly caught on camera entering a local business and stealing an employee’s wallet. She missed a scheduled court appearance on Aug. 24, and a felony warrant has been issued for her arrest. Anyone with information about Hughes is encouraged to call 895-4911.