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Morro Bay police arrest two for identity theft

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Morro Bay Police Department
Michael and Holly Mahoney were arrested for identity theft, possession of stolen property and counterfeit checks and currency on Saturday.
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Morro Bay Police Department
Michael Aden Mahoney, 38, of Bakersfield
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Morro Bay Police Department
Holly Lynn Mahoney, 33, of Bakersfield

MORRO BAY, Calif. - A Morro Bay Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on Saturday around 8:05 p.m.

The officer stopped the vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Upon contacting driver Michael Aden Mahoney, 38, the officer discovered that had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Mahoney's passenger, Holly Mahoney, 33, was also determined to have a local felony warrant for her arrest.

Police searched Mahoney's vehicle and reportedly found stolen mail related to businesses in Morro Bay, stolen credit cards, counterfeit identifications with Michael Mahoney’s image and victim’s identity such as name, date of birth, address, altered and counterfeit bank checks, and several counterfeit $100 bills.

Police investigated the items located in the vehicle and arrested both Michael and Holly Mahoney.

The two were arrested for their outstanding warrants and newly charged with identity theft, possession of stolen property and counterfeit checks and currency.

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