Habitual Thief Woman sentenced to over six years in prison for thefts throughout several Counties

Butte County, CA Deborah Hughes, 43, has been sentenced to six years and eight months in a California State Prison after more than a dozen thefts throughout Butte and other Counties.

Police said Hughes is a known felon. She was arrested with her husband by Chico Police on October 4, following a series of thefts in the Chico area.

Before that, she was arrested in connection to eight identity theft incidents and was out doing it again.

When police searched the vehicles on October 4, they found that the vehicle was stolen from the Sacramento area, also found an outstanding felony warrant for a vehicle theft, six firearms, including shotguns and rifles, one of which was loaded and stolen.

Police also found drug paraphernalia among several other stolen personal property linked to theft cases from Chico, Oroville, Roseville and Yuba City.

Wednesday, a Butte County Superior Court Judge sentenced her to the prison time of six years and eight months in state prison.

The Chico Police Department posted: “We would like to thank the public and our partnering law enforcement agencies for assistance in reporting various incidents and for helping the Chico Police Department identify and hold a suspect accountable for their criminal activity which targeted citizens in Chico, City of Yuba City, Local Government and City of Roseville, California Police Department.

Remember Deborah Hughes? She was accused and ultimately arrested and charged with a series of thefts of personal property.

Today, a Butte County Superior Court Judge sentenced Hughes to six-years and eight-months in California State Prison for her series of crimes. #ACCOUNTABILITY

Chico Police recent original arrest press release: http://www.ci.chico.ca.us/police/documents/PRESSRELEASE-ChicoPoliceHaltActionsofHabitualAccusedThief.pdf

Oroville Police Department posted: “OPD case update. Hughes stole purses from many locations, including the Oroville Sports Club and used the stolen identies to make purchases at many locations, including the Oroville Super Wal-Mart.”


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