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Author Pleaded Guilty to Burglary, Identity Theft Charges

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A famous author has pleaded guilty in Washoe County on two counts of burglary and identity theft.

54-year old Jess Marlow, also known as Scott Thorson, is the author of "Behind the Candelabra... My life with Liberace," which was turned into a movie that will air on HBO this month. He was reportedly in a relationship with the late entertainer when he was younger. 

Court records say back on February 22nd, Marlow/Thorson was in possession of a wallet belonging to another person that had credit cards, driver's license and social security card. 

Marlow/Thorson went into several businesses to use the victim's credit cards and bought a variety of items. He also checked into the Ponderosa Hotel using the victim's credit card and identification.

A credit company notified the victim of suspicious activity on his account. The victim went to the hotel and told a clerk someone had rented a room using his stolen cards. He then called Reno Police who arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. Marlow/Thorson was then arrested.

He pleaded guilty to the charges against him on Wednesday and could face up to 10 years in the Nevada State Prison. His sentencing is set for July.


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