State employee arrested for alleged identity theft

By From page A3 | February 02, 2013

VACAVILLE — An employee of the state’s public employee retirement system was arrested Friday in connection with the identity theft of a retiree receiving benefits from the state system.

The victim reported that personal information had been used several times in a short amount of time to obtain loans.

Koren Lamar, 40, of Sacramento, was arrested after Vacaville police served search warrants at Lamar’s address on Fulton Avenue in Sacramento and at the Sacramento office of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, according to a police press release. Lamar is a CalPERS employee, police said in the release.

Lamar was booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of identity theft. Police believe Lamar was acting alone and no other suspects are being sought.

The investigation was continuing.

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