Soldotna women accused of charging thousands on stolen credit cards arrested for forgery, theft in separate case

Three Soldotna women are facing 153 criminal counts for allegedly stealing credit cards, forging and stealing checks and illegally opening mail earlier this year.

Bridget Lee Marie Samson, 28, and Savanna Marie Enix, 33, were indicted Wednesday on 50 counts each: six counts of second-degree forgery, a class C felony; 13 counts of second-degree theft, a class C felony; 29 counts of opening sealed letters without permission, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of fourth-degree theft, a class B misdemeanor. Joanna Lee Samson-Sills, 44, was indicted on six counts of second-degree forgery, 13 counts of second-degree theft and 29 counts of opening sealed letters without permission and one count of fourth-degree theft. Samson-Sills was indicted in February in the same case for one count of second-degree forgery, two counts of second-degree theft, and one count of attempted third-degree theft.

The women are accused of altering or possessing a number of stolen checks totaling nearly $2,000, stealing at least four credit cards and opening and reading other people’s mail — which contained checks, credit cards, financial information, personal and business paperwork, according to an Aug. 22 indictment filed in Kenai Superior Court.

The three women were charged in a separate case — along with five others — for allegedly using stolen credit cards to charge more than $8,000 on purchases at a number of local businesses, including Walgreens, Walmart, Fred Meyer and Tesoro beginning in late 2017.

Reach Erin Thompson at ethompson@peninsulaclarion.com.

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