Husband and Wife Duo Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fraud

October 21, 2020

On April 13, 2020, detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit apprehended Ryan Carneal, DOB: 6/1/76, when he arrived at the El Paso County courthouse for a hearing. Carneal has been charged with fourteen felonies related to identity theft, aggravated motor vehicle theft, forgery, cyber-crimes and other fraud related offenses.  Mr. Carneal was sentenced on October 19, 2020, to 15 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

On May 1, 2020, with the assistance of the Colorado Springs Police Department and their Tactical Enforcement Unit, Tarry Carneal, DOB: 5/5/79, was arrested. She was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the charges of Forgery, Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument (2 counts), Criminal Impersonation (4 counts), Identity Theft (7 Counts), Forgery Check / Commercial Instrument  (4 counts), Theft over $750 to Less Than 2K, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Defrauding a Secured Creditor/Debtor 20K to Less Than 100K, First Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft Less Than 20K and Criminal Possession of a Financial Device.  Mrs. Carneal was sentenced on October 6, 2020, to 15 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

We would like to thank the Colorado Spring Police Department and 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for their invaluable assistance.

Mugshots of Ryan and Tarry Carneal are attached to this medal release.

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