WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Tonya Flynn was arraigned Thursday in Milford Superior Court on multiple counts of identity theft, forgery, and larceny.
“They did a search warrant on the house, found multiple documents,” said West Haven Police Sgt. David Tammaro. “ID’s, blank checks, all kinds of info of other people who reported ID stolen.”
In court, her representative said that Flynn worked for Yale-New Haven Hospital for the past 11 years, but lost that job and is seeking an appeal in the matter.
“Some information was that some check’s were taken out of mailboxes,” said Tammaro. “Some victims were either former employers or employees with Tonya.”
The case began when United Illuminating got word of someone trying to open an account under a false name back in September. West Haven police investigated and eventually got a search warrant for Flynn’s West Haven apartment. They found the identity of possibly 15 other victims.
Police are actively searching for Flynn’s sister, Brittany Flynn, of New Haven. They say she is wanted in connection with the same crimes. If you see her, or know of her whereabouts, you’re asked to call West Haven police at 203-937-3900.
West Haven Police advise everyone to secure your personal information the best you can to avoid identity theft.
Tonya Flynn is being held on $80,000 bond.