Prolific car prowling identity thief dubbed 'Birthday Cake Bandit' sentenced to 3 months in jail


SENTENCING UPDATE October 1, 2015 -- Shauntel Raymur was sentenced to 3 months in jail on Thursday. SENTENCING UPDATE September 23, 2015 -- Shauntel Raymur pleaded 'guilty' in a Snohomish County court on Wednesday. She's set to be sentenced next Thursday, October 1st. CAPTURE UPDATE August 18, 2015 -- Shauntel Raymur, a.k.a. “The Birthday Cake Bandit” was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County  court on two counts of 2nd Degree Identity Theft. Raymur pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors argued she’s a flight risk and asked to raise her bail to $50,000, saying she has been living in Arizona since March and is facing similar charges there. Raymur’s defense attorney requested she be released on her own recognizance with a promise to appear in court.  Because the charges haven’t been filed with the court yet in Arizona the judge left Raymur’s bail at $5,000, but if she gets out of jail she is ordered to remain in Washington state and to meet with her attorney before her next court date. Raymur is scheduled to be back in court on August 28th and her trial is set for September 25th.

FUGITIVE CAPTURED August 14, 2015 -- The 'Birthday Cake Bandit" was arrested Friday morning at a home on Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington by Det. Margaret Ludwig with the North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit. Shauntel Raymur was located thanks to an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound from a Washington's Most Wanted viewer. Det. Ludwig says a man in the home first denied Raymur was there, but then admitted she was hiding inside. Raymur had nothing to say as she was cuffed and hauled off to the Snohomish County Jail. She is facing charges in Skagit County and in Arizona for allegedly breaking into cars to steal purses and laptop computers. Raymur is WMW Capture #662. raymur 2FUGITIVE UPDATE August 6, 2015 -- Detectives now say Shauntel Raymur has possibly been spotted in Eastern Washington. FUGITIVE UPDATE August 4, 2015 -- Snohomish County detectives say Shauntel Raymur was spotted in Ocean Shores on Monday and believe someone is harboring her. Raymur is believed to be in a rental car. She's charged with breaking into vehicles to steal purses and other items in Snohomish and Skagit counties. Detectives have dubbed her the 'Birthday Cake Bandit' because she was seen on surveillance camera using the stolen credit cards to try to buy cake and cake mix. If you spot her in the Ocean Shores area or know where she's hiding, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers. FUGITIVE UPDATE April 3, 2015 -- Skagit County has joined the hunt for Shauntel Raymur and detectives say surveillance video from a school south of Sedro-Wooley shows her using something to break through the window of an employee’s vehicle. Deputies say she stole a purse and a laptop. She was driving a blue SUV and the whole theft only took about 30 seconds before she was back in her truck and driving off. "She's had three cases here in our county,” says Skagit County Chief Chad Clark. “One from the Sheriff's Office, one from Burlington and I believe one from Anacortes. This is a prolific person that we need to get off the streets because once they do it they're not going to stop until they get caught. She's not going to take a break now because she's been lucky this many times.” Raymur was dubbed the 'Birthday Cake Bandit' by Snohomish County detectives for breaking into vehicles and using stolen credit card to buy fast food and cake.

FUGITIVE UPDATE March 27, 2015 -- Snohomish County detectives say Shauntel Raymur was recently spotted driving the white Nissan Murano you see below to the left. A photo of a similar Murano is next to it for reference. Also, Skagit County detectives who saw the 'Birthday Cake Bandit' featured on the WMW last week believe she is the suspect in several cases they're investigating.

WANTED IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY March 20, 2015 -- The search is on in Snohomish County for an accused car prowler detectives say is looking for moms distracted by their kids. But, it's what she's doing with the stolen credit cards that makes this cases unusual and tonight detectives need your help finding the ‘Birthday Cake Bandit.’ You wouldn't know it from looking at the video of her shopping for groceries, but detectives say she’s a convicted burglar and the credit card she's using was stolen in a car prowl. "What she does is she will pull up directly next to the targeted victim's vehicle and either quickly break the window or reach in if it's unlocked and take the purse and then she's off,” says Snohomish County Det. Margaret Ludwig.

Det. Ludwig in the new North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit recognized Shauntel Raymur right away. She says Raymur is targeting women with kids at places like schools and parks. Victims like one mom who we'll call 'Karen' for her safety says the crime Raymur pulled left her in shock. "I was parked at my son's elementary school for morning kindergarten pickup and I got out of my car, walked over to the sidewalk, said hello to my teacher and walked back to my car and my purse was gone from my passenger seat." Within 15 minutes detectives say Raymur was caught on camera was using 'Karen's' card to buy gas and food. "I would have rather given her $100 than have her take all my stuff, honestly." "She likes cake, we found that out,” Det. Ludwig says because Raymur has tried to use stolen cards to buy cake mix and frosting at one store and a whole cake at another. This 'Birthday Cake Bandit' is now wanted in five separate felony identify theft cases in Snohomish and Skagit counties. "I've convicted her before in 2013 of burglary and here she is again,” says Det. Ludwig. “She's out. She's doing the same things again and it's not a burglary but it's still victimizing people and she needs to be held accountable for that." Detectives say Raymur is known to drive a dark blue GMC Yukon with license plate AGG9261. She's 5’4” and weighs 200 pounds. If you spot her vehicle or know where Snohomish County detectives can find her, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.