(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- A Cedar Rapids has been arrested on more than two dozen charges, including theft, forgery, identity theft, and money laundering. Police say 44-year-old Jennifer Lynn Smith is accused of assuming the identities of several people from around the United States. Police say Smith set up bank accounts, bought cars and set up utilities in the names of others.
Smith was booked in to Linn County Jail on July 5, 2022. At Smith's initial arraignment, her bond was raised from $25,000 to $100,000. The case began in November 2021 when investigators were notified by an outside agency that a victim’s identity was used with the intent to defraud.