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Racine police say a 22-year-old woman is facing felony fraud charges after she stole her friend’s ID and bank information to take $1,000 out of the friend’s bank account.

Destanie Evans, of Racine, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of forgery, fraud against a financial institution, and identity theft. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called last November to a home where a young woman told them Evans stole her state ID, social security card and bank account information in order to withdraw $1,000. The woman said that she had been giving Evans a place to stay – including a computer and a cell phone – while she got back on her feet until a day before the theft.

Police say the woman told them Evans had become disrespectful and was no longer welcome to stay at the woman’s home. Evans returned the cell phone, and while the woman was not at home, took the documents needed to withdraw the money from the woman’s bank account.

The original complaint against Evans was filed last December, and a $5,000 warrant was issued for her arrest. She was listed as in custody in court records detailing her initial appearance Wednesday. Evans remains in the Racine County Jail on a $250 cash bond and is ordered to not have any contact with victim in this case. She will next be in court June 15 for her preliminary hearing.

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