in Mountain View, California, were conducting an investigation
into Sunmee Kim when they found she was wanted for a parole
violation nearly 400 miles to the south.
parole violation from Orange County was related to a 2013
the exact same crimethe Mountain View
cops were looking into, according to a news release from the
department on Facebook.
44, met several men from a Korean dating site, moved in with them,
accused themof domestic assault or of
trying to rob her, police say, according to OC Weekly. When they
were in jail, she would clean out their homes, taking everything
was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty
to eight counts of false imprisonment, four counts of first-degree
burglary, two counts of grand theft and one count of identity
of the businessmen she was accused of conning, Deukman Lee of
the city for $150,000after he was
arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, according to The Orange
County Register. He was released the next day when Irvine police
recognized inconsistencies in Kim's story.
was then. This is now.
Kim's 2012 booking photo in Orange County.
County Sheriff's Office
a term of her parole in 2017, Kim wasnot
allowed to leave Orange County, according to KCBS. But
Mountain Home police say that in January of this year, she was
living in Palo Alto with a man she said was her fiancé.
another name, as she did to earn her prior identity theft
conviction in 2013, she called the cops on a man who told police
the two were only housemates, not romantically linked, according
to the Facebook release. Kim said her fiancé attacked her, but she
did not provide police with a full name or identification, again,
just like the Irvine case for which she was on parole.
man was arrested at the time of the report but was later released
for a lack of evidence. In the meantime, the release says, Kim
cleaned out her roommate's Palo Alto home and left, but didn't go
far. She was arrested Thursday in the same town.
has used fake names including Sunny Jean Kim, Jean Kim, Jiin and
Ashley Kim, to dupe police and the men she meets on
KoreanCupid.com, according to Mountain View police. They believe
Kim might have victimized more men, perhaps across the entire
View police are working with Santa Clara County prosecutors to
charges to fileagainst her, in addition
to the parole violation she faces, according to the Mountain View
newspaper also reported that the 2011 frauds that ended in her
2013 conviction were not her first foray into the life of a
conwoman. In 2009, she reportedly faked her own kidnapping in Los
Angeles in an attempt to shake down the man with whom she was
living for the fake ransom money.