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Port Angeles ID Theft Suspect Takes Plea Deal

March 14th, 2017 - 10:00 am

Port Angeles – A man charged with identity theft in Port Angeles has just been sentenced to state prison.

The Port Angeles Police Department announced that 26-year old Richard Jack Clark, of Port Angeles, was sentenced to serve 48 months in prison, following a plea agreement.

Clark's case began back in December of 2016, after a Port Angeles resident reported suspicious charges on a credit card that she suspected had been stolen out of her mail box and activated by a suspect.

Investigators obtained video images from at least four local businesses, in which the suspect was seen making purchases with that stolen credit card.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was already in the Clallam County Jail where he had been booked by a Sheriff's Deputy on similar charges. Additional charges were then filed against the suspect.

In the plea agreement, Clark Pled guilty to two counts of Identity Theft, a Class C felony, in exchange for the dismissal of two additional Identity Theft charges and a Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree charge.

Clark's criminal history includes convictions for Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st degree, Identity Theft 2nd degree, Residential Burglary, Forgery, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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