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Racine woman charged for stealing from multiple people she stayed with over past 14 months

Racine woman charged for stealing from multiple people she stayed with over past 14 months

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RACINE — A Racine woman has been charged for multiple thefts reported over the past 14 months.

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Carolyn M. Mallit, 34, from Racine, has been charged with felony counts of forgery, uttering a forgery, personal ID theft for financial gain and burglary of a building or dwelling; five misdemeanor counts of theft; and three misdemeanor counts of concealing stolen property (less than $2,500).

According to criminal complaints:

At 12:02 p.m. on March 6, 2020, an officer was sent to the 900 block of Superior Street for unwanted parties, one of which was Mallit.

Carolyn Mallit

Mallit

Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who said that he found Mallit and another man inside his home and they refused to leave. He saw some of his items were missing. He said that Mallit was an acquaintance and let her stay for a few days because she had nowhere to stay at the time. When he returned home, his Xbox video game system, a video game controller and 10 games — five of them rentals from the library — were stolen. The total value of the items was about $700.

On March 30, an investigator was assigned to follow up on a theft that occurred in the 2800 block of Crossridge Drive. The victim said the door of her apartment was open and a Samsung TV and PlayStation 4 were missing. She suspected Mallit and another man did it since they had been staying there recently.

She also said that Educators Credit Union contacted her about an overdraft on her checking account. She noticed her checkbook was gone and a check worth $225 had been cashed. Surveillance video from Educators Credit Union showed Mallit cashing in the check.

On April 28, 2021, an officer was contacted for a theft involving Mallit on the previous day. Mallit went to the victim’s house in the 900 block of Racine Street to drink and play cards. The victim told Mallit that she could sleep on the couch, and the next morning the victim woke up and noticed her purse was missing and Mallit was gone. The purse contained $810 and multiple bank cards.

Mallit was given a $900 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. She has a preliminary hearing set for May 19 and a status conference set for July 15 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

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Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson explained in an email that the reason the suspect isn't facing hate crime charges is because "There are enough facts, outside of those in the complaint, to indicate that the defendant did not intentionally select the victim because he was gay (and that) the two were fighting over household duties as they were roommates. Once the fight began, he defendant began using homophobic slurs."

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