Ziegler sentenced to prison for latest identity thefts

A serial identity thief has entered no-contest pleas to two charges of identity theft and one charge of second-degree theft and has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

The Jackson County District Attorney's Office announced this afternoon that Eric One Ziegler entered no-contest pleas in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Judge Timothy Gerking sentenced Ziegler to three years and four months in prison and one year of post-prison supervision for two separate times Ziegler stole personal information from people this spring.

On April 28, Ziegler broke into a car parked in the Rogue Valley Medical Center parking lot and stole a purse and its contents. Those contents totaled more than $100 in value and included several credit and debit cards. He was not able to use any of the stolen cards, prosecutors said.

On May 3, Ziegler had a stolen checkbook and wrote a fraudulent check that resulted in a $500 loss, prosecutors said.

Acting on an anonymous tip, Medford police took Ziegler into custody on May 21 on a warrant charging him with violating his parole.

Jackson County grand juries indicted Ziegler in two separate cases on June 27 and July 10.

Ziegler has a criminal record stretching back more than a decade. He has admitted to breaking into hundreds of cars over the years and stealing items worth thousands of dollars from them. He has been known to use crime victims' personal information from police reports to steal their identities while he was in jail.

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