Eastsound woman charged with theft

Eastsound woman charged with theft

Kristina Marie Vongnatensky, 29, of Eastsound, has been charged with identity theft in the first degree and theft in the second degree in San Juan County Superior Court.

Her criminal record includes attempted possession of stolen property, solicitation to possess a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.

Vongnatensky allegedly accessed an Orcas resident’s bank account, moved money to the victim’s second account and then was able to withdraw $3,424.97.

According to the victim’s written statement, Vongnatensky admitted to “taking the funds” and “begged me not to report to the police saying she would get the money back to me. I did tell her that I would report it.”

Vongnatensky had previously lived with the victim. According to the deputy’s report, Vongnatensky was left alone in the home, giving her access to the account, debit card and social security numbers. The fraud allegedly began when Vongnatensky called the bank, impersonating the victim using information allegedly found in the victim’s home.

According to court documents, Vongnatensky told a San Juan County Sheriff’s deputy that her boyfriend made the transfers. The boyfriend, who is known to the victim, denied these claims, according to the deputy’s report. The victim also made a statement that she did not believe Vongnatensky’s claim.