South Pasadena couple suspected of burglary, ID theft, other crimes


SOUTH PASADENA — A South Pasadena husband and wife were jailed this week on suspicion of crimes including breaking to a travel agency where the woman formerly worked and stealing computers and people’s personal information, authorities said.
Maureen Hizon, 35, is also being investigated on suspicion of embezzling about $100,000 from the Has-Camino Travel Agency, where she worked at since 2002 until she didn’t show up for work in late August, South Pasadena police officials said. The embezzlement investigation was ongoing prior to the burglary.
Her husband, Shannon Powers, 35, was additionally booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sales after police found a small amount of the drug, which appeared to be packaged for sales, along with


a scale in his car, Detective Mike Palmieri said.
They were both arrested Tuesday at their home in the 200 block of Monterey Road, police said in a written statement.
Hizon and Powers are suspected of being tied to a break-in at the travel agency at 1136 Fremont Ave., Suite 7, that occurred over the weekend between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, Palmieri said. Property stolen in the burglary was found in their home when they were arrested.
Computers and customer’s personal information was taken, he added.
Some of the stolen information has already been used fraudulently, Palmieri said.
Hizon was released from jail Friday after posting $20,000 bail, according to sheriff’s booking records.
Powell was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Information regarding their initial court appearance was not available.

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