The alleged Eastview Mall shoplifter is due back in court tomorrow, with new alias emerging and a potential new charge while out on bail, Judge Reed is likely to revisit the bail status.
CANANDAIGUA — The trail of names and criminal charges for Isabella Kuo seems reminiscent of the movie "Catch Me If You Can."
Isabella Kuo is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary in Ontario County after allegedly stealing from the Sephora store in Eastview Mall in Victor, a store from which she is banned.
“We have multiple alias names for Ms. Kuo,” said Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Nathan Thomas. “She wasn’t cooperative with authorities when she was charged and wouldn’t sign the trespass notice.”
So far Kuo has been known as Isabella R. Kuo, Adria B. Kuo, Adria Belle Kuo, Adria Isabella Kuo and Adria Kuo. In 2008, she legally changed her name from Adria Belle Kuo to Isabelle Rowan Kuo.
Back in October First Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride alleged that Kuo entered the Sephora store to steal goods and would then sell the pricey ticketed items online.
Court records show Kuo has had multiple incidents with Sephora stores across the country. She was banned from Sephora in connection with an incident at a California store and was also charged in connection with a theft from the chain at the Destiny USA mall in Oneonta County.
Ontario County Court Judge Frederick Reed lowered her bail to $2,500 on Oct. 11. According to mugshots.com, the Taiwanese-born immigrant was arrested in Onondaga County and charged with petit larceny on Oct. 15.
The offer on the table back in October was five years probation, which Kuo's attorney turned down.