See the Members of Female-Dominated, Just-Busted ID Theft Ring

Quinetta Hunter. Additional photos and more below.
Quinetta Hunter. Additional photos and more below.
Denver District Attorney's Office

We've grown accustomed to criminal enterprises dominated by men.

In the case of an alleged identity theft ring, however, prosecutors say women were in charge — and females represent six of the eight people named in an indictment featuring a staggering 81 counts.

That document, on view below, lists 35 ID theft victims whose losses totaled nearly $50,000, with additional documentation for an attempted theft of another $11,000.

According to the Denver District Attorney's Office, the ringleaders were Quinetta Hunter and Tasha Phillips, who also used the name Tasha Tate.

Tasha Phillips.
Tasha Phillips.
Denver District Attorney's Office

Also indicted were Ernest Daniels, Matrice Ford, Shaqweila Phillips, Tony Phillips, Tashena Reid and Destinee Segura. Booking photos for all but Reid and Segura are included in this post.

Here's how the indictment shorthands the accusations:

The common goals of the members of the enterprise were to steal:

a) money from grocery stores, credit unions and banks; and

b) financial and personal identifying information and checks from the United States Postal Service mail delivery system, co-workers, relatives, at-risk adults, and other sources.

Matrice Ford.
Matrice Ford.
Denver District Attorney's Office

One example of the scheme: Hunter is said to have stolen identifying information from her sister, Lesha Butler, to get a job at  Emeritus at Highline, an assisted living facility, located at 1640 South Quebec Way.

At Emeritus, prosecutors say Hunter and company stole checks from at least one at-risk adult's bedroom, as well as one of Hunter's co-workers

Afterward, the assorted parties are accused of using stolen, forged or counterfeit checks to steal money from credit unions, banks and grocery stores. Hunter and Tasha Phillips were allegedly tasked with driving their recruits to the locations where they passed the checks.

The octet appears to have been busy. Here's a list of some of those that were suckered.

Ernest Daniels.
Ernest Daniels.
Denver District Attorney's Office

King Soopers stores, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $3,000.00.

First Bank, with headquarters located in Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $900.00.

Bank of the West, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $1,000.00.

BellCo Credit Union, with headquarters located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $5,000.00.

Collegiate Peaks Bank, with a branch located in Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss of $3,000.00.

Shaqweila Phillips.
Shaqweila Phillips.
Denver District Attorney's Office

Colorado State Bank and Trust, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $2,000.00.

BBVA Compass Bank, with branches located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $400.00.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $6,000.00.

Partner Credit Union, with branches located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $2,000.00.

The Public Service Credit Union, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $3,000.00.

US Bank, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $6,000.00.

Tony Phillips.
Tony Phillips.
Denver District Attorney's Office

Vectra Bank, with branches located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $1,000.00.

Wells Fargo Bank, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $4,000.00.

The Westerra Credit Union, with Colorado Headquarters located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, suffered an aggregate monetary loss in excess of $2,000.00.

Hunter and Tasha Phillips have been charged with violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, conspiracy to commit identity theft, conspiracy to commit forgery and numerous other felonies.

Their co-defendants face a potpourri of allegations, too, including conspiracy to commit identity theft, conspiracy to commit forgery and theft.

Look below to see a larger version of Hunter's booking photo, followed by the complete indictment.

Quinetta Hunter.
Quinetta Hunter.
Denver District Attorney's Office
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