LANCASTER – Authorities are searching for additional victims of a 62-year-old Lancaster woman suspected in a wide range of scams, including identity theft and fraudulent fundraising.
Katherine Gonsalves was arrested March 18 for “multiple charges of identity theft” and she is currently being held on federal probation violations, according to Lancaster Community Relations Deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“Detectives have an ongoing investigation and discovered this suspect had been using at least 74 different aliases when committing her crimes,” Ruiz stated. “It is believed suspect Gonsalves has victimized other people and organizations in the past.”
“She has been known to rent properties and activate utilities in different names. She has acted as a representative/owner of fictitious companies in an attempt to organize fraudulent fundraising events. She has also been accused of affiliating with well-known people in the entertainment industry and misrepresenting them,” Ruiz continued.
Detectives are asking for any victims to come forward. They can do so by contacting Detective Gore of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-940-3851.