Sweet Home Police make identity theft arrest

A Linn County woman is facing a number of charges including identity in mail theft after Sweet Home polices served a search warrant at her home.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2018 5:32 PM
Updated: Jan. 29, 2018 4:32 PM

SWEET HOME, Ore. - Sweet Home Police arrested Trudy Lynn Meier-Keller just before 8:30 Thursday morning.

She faces a number of charges including identity and mail theft.

Officers said on Thursday they served a search warrant at her home at 1551 12th Avenue.

That's where they said they found electronics, counterfeiting equipment, and items belonging to the victim.

They said they also found meth, drug paraphernalia, and firearms.

Officers said their investigation began when a neighbor reported fraudulent checking account charges.

Officers said they also learned several accounts had been opened in the victim's name.

Police said they also arrested Brian Kirk Meier on drug charges, but he was cited and released.

Meier-Keller also faces forgery, drug and computer crime charges.

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