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Tucson woman charged with stealing identities to buy vehicles

Randi Marie Hartjen/ Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office
Randi Marie Hartjen/ Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office

TUCSON – A grand jury indicted a Tucson woman for stealing identities to purchase and rent vehicles, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office.

Randi Marie Hartjen stole the identities of 6 Phoenix-area women and ordered duplicate driver’s licenses, according to the AG.

Hartjen used the licenses to buy or rent a 2018 Nissan Sentra, 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, 2016 Cadillac ATS, 2017 Lincoln MLC, 2019 Buick Enclave and a 2014 GMC Acadia Denali, according to the AG.

All but the Lincoln MLC have been recovered by law enforcement, according to the AG.

The charges include Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft of Means of Transportation, Forgery, Aggravated Taking the Identity of Another and Taking the Identity of Another.

The Auto Theft Task Force, Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Special Investigations Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office all worked together on the investigation.

Sam Salzwedel

Sam Salzwedel

Sam Salzwedel is an investigative reporter at News 4 Tucson - KVOA.
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