Docs: Suspect who used other people's identities to buy cars arrested, closing 5 open SPD cases
SEATTLE - Seattle Police say they can now close five cases after making just a single arrest.
In late February, detectives were given a case involving an attempted fraudulent car purchase. An investigation revealed this had happened at several locations and impacted multiple people.
Officers gathered evidence of a possible suspect and confirmed his identity.
Seattle Police says officers found the suspect, 40-year-old Michael Olsson, around 9 p.m. Saturday. They chased him down and arrested him, despite him throwing a loaded gun at them.
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He was booked into King County Jail, and the police department says this arrest has allowed them to close five cases.
Prosecutors say Olsson purchased several vehicles from different dealerships using other people's stolen identities.
According to court documents, Olsson has open warrants out for his arrest on top of 16 prior warrants in Washington state.
A judge set bail at $50,000. Prosecutors filed rush charges for four counts of theft of a motor vehicle, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree identity theft and second-degree identity theft.