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A woman and man arrested at the Spokane Valley Mall with stolen credit cards led to an investigation into a series of property crimes.
Tabitha Dawn Creel, 30, and John Andrew Howard, 29, are accused of buying gift cards with stolen credit cards, then trying to return the gift cards for cash.
Howard and Creel was arrested at the mall May 30 after allegedly trying to use a stolen credit card. Creel told deputies she's a heroin addict, and police found heroin in her purse as well as a digital scale.
She said she often pawned stolen items for Howard that included guitars, laptops and an air compressor.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office burglary task force completed an investigation into the duo Tuesday that calls for them to be charged with 26 felonies, including vehicle prowling, possession of stolen property, money laundering, trafficking in stolen property, possession of a deadly weapon, possession of heroin, identity theft and forgery.
Three people suspected of selling heroin across the street from a Spokane elementary school remain in jail after their arrest last week.
Eliseo Villegas, 52; Raeann L. Tevlin, alias Reanne McAlonan, 18; and Christopher Martinez, 37, were arrested Friday at 1723 E. Mission Ave., which is near Stevens Elementary School.
Tabitha D. Creel, 29, also was arrested but was released on her own recognizance Monday after appearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Price.
Villegas is jailed on $10,000 bond and driving while suspended charges; Tevlin and Martinez have $5,000 bond and unrelated charges also.
Police searched the home a confidential informant bought heroin from Villegas on several occasions. They recovered a money, scales, a small amount of heroin and several syringes.