Jordan Bowers, the mother of missing 5-year-old Oakville girl Oakley Carlson, was arrested for identity theft and fraud minutes after being released from prison Aon Sunday, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office (GHSO).
Bowers was released from the Washington Corrections Center For Women in Gig Harbor on Sunday after serving her sentence for putting two of her other children in danger with drugs, according to deputies. Andrew Carlson, Oakley’s father, was sentenced to a year in prison in late March after pleading guilty to two counts of child endangerment with a controlled substance.
Oakley Carlson was last seen in February 2021, when she was 5 years old. Detectives have said Oakley’s parents have not been cooperative with investigators.
The sheriff’s office announced on Sunday that it had referred an investigation for identity theft and fraud to the Grays Harbor Prosecuting Attorney’s office, and prosecutors had filed criminal charges.
Arrest warrants were issued for three counts of first-degree identity theft, a class B felony, and one county of second-degree identity theft, a class C felony, according to GHSO.
Bowers was arrested and booked into Grays Harbor County jail upon her release from prison, according to the GHSO.
“These charges are the result of multiple victims reporting fraudulent banking activity,” the GHSO stated. “Jordan Bowers was identified as the primary suspect following the completion of the investigation.”