Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
|For Immediate Release|
March 7, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
MOTHER OF METHAMPHETAMINE ADDICTED
BABY GIRL SENTENCED FOR
STEALING NEIGHBOR’S IDENTITY
Between April 1, 2006 and June 4, 2006, Arellano used the identity of Jane Doe, a neighbor in her
The victim discovered the identity theft after the Orange County Social Services Agency (OCSSA) contacted her about the birth of the baby girl. OCSSA, who determined that Jane Doe was not the mother, began a child abuse investigation after hospital tests revealed that baby Jennifer tested positive for methamphetamine and was suffering from withdrawals. The baby was taken to Orangewood Children’s Foundation and was later released to the custody of the father.
Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche of the Economic Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.