CAPITOLA -- A Capitola resident is in custody at Monterey County Jail on suspicion of identity theft and passing bad checks, among other charges.

Kristin Diane Nyunt, 38, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon by Santa Cruz County authorities and transported to Monterey County, records show.

Nyunt was at Monterey County Jail as of early Friday afternoon in lieu of $250,000 bail, Monterey County Sheriff's Cmdr. Lisa Nash said.

She is suspected of a number of felonies, including using other people's identification to obtain credit, passing fraudulent checks and grand theft. She is also suspected of knowingly possessing stolen property, unauthorized wiretapping and using someone's access card without permission.

Those charges were filed by the Monterey County District Attorney's Office, records show. The prosecutor on the case did not return calls Friday.

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