July 22, 2004
Paradise Valley police arrested a woman early Wednesday who they said mixed benevolence with her criminal activity.
Renee Eilene Geyer, 37, of Phoenix, told officer Gregg Smith she was feeding feral cats when he approached her car at 3 a.m. near Invergordon Road and Northern Avenue, said Lt. Ron Warner.
Geyer showed the officer a large container of cat food.
Smith had a dispatcher check Geyer’s driver’s license and the license plate on her car. Her driving record was in order, but the check showed Geyer has a history of fraud, forgery, mail theft and burglary, Warner said.
Smith searched Geyer’s car, where he said he saw mail covering the seats. The envelopes were addressed to people in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Cave Creek.
The car contained about 50 pieces of mail; nine for Paradise Valley, Warner said.
A search of the car after her arrest yielded burglary tools, gloves, a glass pipe and credit cards belonging to other people, police said.
"She probably had 30 to 40 different cards in her possession," Warner said.
Geyer was booked on suspicion of mail theft, possession of stolen goods and fraudulent credit cards, police said. The case and evidence were turned over to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for investigation and prosecution.