• Kristen Nyunt sentenced: Burglary, Forgery, Identity Theft, Computer Network Fraud

    Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo announced Sept. 24 that Kristin Nyunt, the ex-wife of former police commander John Nyunt of the Pacific Grove Police Department, was sentenced by the Honorable Julie Culver to 8 years and 4 months in prison to be served locally. After 3 years, 8 months of serving the sentence she will be released on mandatory supervision. Nyunt previously pled guilty to one count of residential burglary, two counts of forgery, five counts of identity theft, and two counts of computer network fraud.

    District Attorney Investigators reviewed tens of thousands of emails and text messages and reams of financial documents. Along with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, DA investigators interviewed dozens of witnesses and victims to conduct this investigation.

    The investigation demonstrated that Kristin Nyunt obtained from her husband, access to secure police email and also online police databases which she used to acquire sensitive personal identifying information of potential victims including social security numbers, addresses, and bank account numbers. She used this information in committing dozens of criminal identity thefts. To assist Kristin in her crimes her husband, John Nyunt, systematically ordered subordinates in the Pacific Grove Police Department to close investigations in which Kristin was the prime suspect. The victims included John Nyunt’s son, his ex-wife, other police officers, and citizens throughout the state and country.

    John and Kristin Nyunt also started an unlicensed private investigations business. Those persons who hired the Nyunts ultimately became victims of identity theft when Kristin used their identifying information to commit further identity thefts against her own clients. These identity thefts were covered up by John Nyunt in his capacity as a police commander.

    Press release from District Attorney’s Office

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 24, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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