A woman was arrested for meeting up with men using a dating site, falsely reporting abuse, and while they are in jail, robbing their homes.
Sunmee Kim, 44 was arrested by Mountain View detectives in the City of Palo Alto, which is in the San Francisco Bay area. Kim victimized men in other counties, including Santa Clara, Orange and Los Angeles counties. The Mountain View case remained under investigation into a domestic violence report that was made in January 2018.
Authorities said that Kim, who has been known to use other names, reported that her fiance attacked her. Officers asked for her name and other contact information, but Kim was not cooperative with authorities. Officers made contact with the suspect who Kim had accused of attacked her, but he denied that they were even involved in a relationship. The man said that the two were only sharing the home. The man was subsequently arrested but was later released when it was determined that he was falsely accused. While the man was in jail, Kim cleared out his home and left.
“As officers attempted to investigate this case further, they came to suspect Kim possibly filed a false report, and the investigation was handed over to our fraud detective to look into further,” Mountain View Police officials said. “During his investigation, our detective learned that Kim had victimized numerous men throughout California in a similar manner, falsely accusing them of harming her while subsequently receiving victim services.” In addition, police detectives learned that Kim was wanted in other California cities for similar crimes, for which she was sentenced nearly five years ago. Kim was arrested in Palo Alto as a result of her outstanding warrants on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Detectives believe that other men may have been victimized. Kim is known to go by other names, including Sunny Jean Kim, Jean Kim, Jiin and Ashley Kim. She is also known to use KoreanCupid.com to find potential victims.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Kim’s or who has additional information on this case can reach out to Detective Frank Rivas at email@example.com.
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