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Sonoma County authorities arrest porn mogul's daughter in ID thefts (w/video)

Mitchell's father is Artie Mitchell, who was fatally shot by his brother Jim Mitchell in 1991.

She and boyfriend, Roy Kim, 34, of San Pablo, are suspected of stealing credit card numbers and using them to make fake credit cards, Raasch said. Mitchell is suspected of using them to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars over a three-year period, Raasch said.

At some point, she became the target of a federal investigation into a large-scale identity theft operation.

Local authorities arrested her Feb. 24 when she allegedly tried to use a card to get cash at the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, Raasch said. She was released on bail and returned to custody twice before a judge issued an arrest warrant for failing to appear for a court date, Raasch said.

Mitchell narrowly escaped arrest last week.

On April 29, Sonoma County sheriff's detectives received a tip that Mitchell and Kim were staying at an apartment complex across the street from the Lytton Casino in San Pablo. Both were sought on warrants for the Sonoma County theft, according to the Sheriff's Office.

While detectives were at the apartment, Mitchell drove up in a Mercedes. When detectives tried to arrest her, Mitchell allegedly sideswiped an unmarked police vehicle and bumped into a detective before escaping, Raasch said.

Shortly after Mitchell fled, Sonoma County deputies located Kim inside a taxi cab in Richmond and arrested him on outstanding warrants. Harley Logsdon, 46, of San Pablo, who was on probation for forgery in Napa County, was arrested on a warrant for a probation violation.

Sonoma County deputies began searching for Mitchell at expensive hotels in Sonoma, Marin and Contra Costa counties, showing a photo of the woman to hotel employees. They discovered she had stayed Sunday night at the Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley under a fake name, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies spotted Mitchell walking toward the Lodge at Tiburon at about 6 p.m. Thursday and arrested her. Mitchell was not staying at the hotel and may have just arrived to check in, authorities said.


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