Poulsbo man and woman charged with thefts

POULSBO — Kara L. Wilson, 25, of Poulsbo, is charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with residential burglary, second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Austin J. Hudson, 21, of Poulsbo, is charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with residential burglary and first-degree trafficking in stolen property.

On Feb. 15, a Silverdale man reported his checkbook was stolen and two checks were forged and cashed. He said Wilson was an acquaintance who lived with him in December and January. According to the report, Wilson returned the checkbook without the victim knowing it was taken, and she said "she must have mistakingly placed it with her belongings when she moved out." The two checks totaled $700.

On March 8, a residential burglary was reported in Bremerton by a member of the household. The reporting party said an iPod touch and video game equipment, consisting of 25 different items, total value of $570, had been stolen. The owner of the residence reported seeing Hudson walking outside the home on the day of the burglary. On May 5, the Sheriff deputy found 18 of the items were sold to Game Stop in Silverdale.

On April 28, a Silverdale woman reported a residential burglary that occurred sometime between April 24-27. According to the report, items stolen from the residence included rings valued at $11,000, two jars of money and an electric banjo, which turned up at a pawn shop. Wilson's alleged boyfriend, Hudson, was identified as the person who pawned the banjo.

On April 29, Hudson was questioned by a Sheriff deputy at Kitsap County Jail, held on unrelated matter. According to the report, Hudson allegedly admitted to stealing items from the March 9 and April 28 burglaries, including a chainsaw, a can of gas, the banjo, the jars of change, the laptop and jewelry.

On May 2, the first victim reported Wilson stole items from his residence between March 11 and April 3 while he was in jail. Items taken included a laptop, game consoles and a digital camera; the items totaled $2,520.

On May 3, a Kitsap County Sheriff's deputy contacted Wilson, who allegedly admitted to entering the woman's residence and stealing items, and admitted to theft of the man's checkbook and personal items from his residence.

Wilson was booked into Kitsap County Jail on $80,000 bail. Hudson was booked into jail on two residential burglary charges, trafficking in stolen property, and contempt of court, on $90,000 bail.


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