Denver organized crime ring “The Family” stole vehicles and identities, indictment alleges

A Denver organized crime ring known as “The Family” stole the identities of at least 240 people, stole at least 34 vehicles and committed a variety of other crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping, according to an 82-page grand-jury indictment released Monday by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Sarah Marie Lore, 38, is accused of leading the group that lived together and shared resources, according to the indictment. She called herself “Street Mom,” and enforced loyalty to the “family” and to herself.

She called some members of the group her “Street Sons,” and others her brothers and sisters, according to the indictment. She participated in or ordered the assaults of at least five people who were members of “The Family” when she questioned their loyalty or deemed them worthy of punishment, according to the indictment, which named 12 alleged members of the crime ring and charged them with 92 counts.

Those indicted include: Lore, Estevan Barrientos, 23; Sherry Beth Swain, 36; Martynas Calka, 22; Brian Hernandez, 30; Dakota Maurice Hoffman, 27; Misha Nicholas Lamanna, 41; Derrick Leo Mowery, 33; Clifford James Puppe, 36; Kimberly Jean Redd, 30; Matthew David Sanchez, 34; Christopher Lee Wallman, 39.

The charges they face were brought under the state’s Organized Crime Control Act, and include kidnapping, burglary, extortion, identify theft and other counts.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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