Woman arrested, suspected of domestic violence scam

Sunmee Kim
Sunmee Kim

BY ALLISON LEVITSKY
Daily Post Staff Writer

A woman has been arrested in Palo Alto for accusing several men of domestic violence, having them arrested and robbing their homes, according to Mountain View police.

Sunmee Kim, 44, was taken into custody by Mountain View police detectives on Thursday (June 7). In January, Kim is said to have claimed that her fiance attacked her in Mountain View, but refused to give officers her full name or contact information. She also went by a different name at that time, police said.

When officers met the man Kim had accused, he said they were housemates, not romantic partners. He was arrested, but later released when police determined he had not committed a crime. But while he was in police custody, Kim allegedly cleared out the house and left, police said.

Police came to suspect that Kim had filed a false report, so the department’s fraud detective took over and found that she had accused several other men of hurting her in other parts of the state and received victim services.

She was also wanted out of Orange and Los Angeles counties for similar crimes, for which she was sentenced five years ago, police said.

Police found Kim in Palo Alto on Thursday and arrested her on the warrant out of Southern California. Detectives believe she may have victimized others and ask that anyone with information on the case email Detective Frank Rivas at frank.rivas@mountainview.gov.

Kim has gone by other names, including Sunny Jean Kim, Jean Kim, Jiin and Ashley Kim. She has found victims using the website KoreanCupid.com, police said.

Kim is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Jail.

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