Lacey Fowler on the lam, continues crime spree

July 10, 2015

Lacey FowlerCorrection: Lacey Fowler’s bail is currently set at $400,000 according to court documents and the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

By KAREN VELIE

While dodging warrants for her arrest, former Cuesta College human resources analyst Lacey Fowler allegedly burglarized a commercial vehicle, forged a check and used stolen personal identification information to commit a crime. As a result, the court increased Fowler’s bail to $400,000.

On July 7, Fowler, 29, cashed a $1,094.14 forged check at the Paso Robles Walmart, police said. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed three additional felony charges on Thursday: burglary of a commercial vehicle, forgery and theft of personal identification.

Several sources said they have spotted Fowler at the Paso Robles Target store and in San Miguel.

In addition to this week’s charges, Fowler is facing three felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and cocaine packaged for sale, a felony charge of unlawfully accessing data, and misdemeanor charges of battery on a spouse and unlawfully violating a restraining order. Fowler’s previous bail of $115,000 is forfeited, according to court records.

Lacey Fowler has a long criminal history that includes a 2005 alcohol related reckless driving, an Aug. 2006 drunk driving, a Nov. 2006 DUI, a 2007 drug paraphernalia conviction and an arrest in 2007 for felony burglary and forgery, according to court records.

Nevertheless, in 2008, Cuesta College hired Fowler. Campus officials said they were aware of Fowler’s criminal history, but said they can only consider drug and child abuse charges when hiring.
Several Cuesta College employees question how campus officials could place a person with a history of forgery as an top analyst with access to personnel information.

Law enforcement began focusing on Fowler in late May after she downloaded her co-workers personal information.

On May 31, Fowler, who had been out on sick leave for several weeks, allegedly breached the campus data system remotely and then emailed employee names, home addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers to her private email account.

On June 5, SLO County Sheriff deputies arrested Fowler for battery on her spouse and violating a protective order.

On June 9, Chad Fowler filed a temporary restraining order against his wife, Lacey Fowler.

Lacey and Chad Fowler

Lacey and Chad Fowler

On June 11, Cuesta College Police officers and SLO District Attorney investigators searched the Paso Robles home of Lacey and Chad Fowler in response to the data breach and discovered more than four pounds of methamphetamine and heroin. The 30 acre property is owned by retired sheriff deputy Micheal Wasley, a relative of Lacey Fowler who was arrested several decades ago for child molestation in a case that tore apart the department. In the end, a jury found Wasley not guilty.

Campus police then called in SLO County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators to assist. Sheriff deputies arrested both Chad and Lacey Fowler on charges of possession of heroin for sale and possession of methamphetamine for sale, with an enhancement for possessing more than one kilo of methamphetamine.

On June 22, Cuesta College Police officers arrested Lacey Fowler on a felony charge of unlawfully accessing data. Shortly afterwards, both Lacey and Chad Fowler were released from the San Luis Obispo County Jail on bond.

On July 6, Lacey Fowler failed to show for her hearing on the charges of spousal abuse, failure to comply to a restraining order and unlawfully accessing data. The court issued an arrest warrant and set her bail at $250,000.

On July 7, Lacey Fowler allegedly burglarized a commercial vehicle and passed a forged check at the Paso Robles Walmart.

On July 9, the court increased Lacey Fowler’s bail by $150,000 for a total of $400,000. Law enforcement officers throughout the county continue to search for Lacey Fowler.

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Perspicacious

And these WalMart workers that cashed this check for her want a minimum wage of $15 an hour? Sheesh, she has only been in the news for 3 weeks, photo and all, and forged checks are not all that hard to spot.


CentralcoastRN

Walmart employees probably are not watching the news.


They are busy working all the time and probably just don’t care that much. Employers get what they pay for.


Perspicacious

Great! And the college that hired this pillar of society rapes me on my property taxes and is constantly begging for more.


mkaney

Wait, an alcohol related reckless driving charge is not drug related? Our system has some seriously flawed logic and double standards.


joseywales

even more interesting is the 20% of traffic related deaths caused by drunk driving are considered criminal, whereas the remaining 80% of deaths caused by sober drivers are considered an “accident”. it was just an accident.


Perspicacious

Negligence is the issue here. Not all “accidents” have gross negligence, if you crash while drunk, then you do.


Vagabond

I’d say nearly 99% of accidents are the result of driver incompetence.


mkaney

Legally, but logically, if a careful driver who can handle a few beers and pays attention when they are driving, has a wreck with a BAC of .09, they’re in serious trouble, EVEN if it wasn’t their fault at all. Meanwhile if someone is a terrible driver and they are driving along yapping with a passenger about the great new real estate they bought, and they cause an accident, then it’s just an accident.


It would be one thing if pursuing drunk driving made a serious impact in the number of fatal accidents a year, but it doesn’t. In fact, since the early 1970s, the percentage of accidents with fatalities that have alcohol involved has change by about a tenth of a percent.


We just love to demonize, and it’s translates to money for some people, so we give them incentive to keep manipulating us.


mkaney

And by the way, no I do not have any DUIs, just try to view it objectively


NorthCountyGuy

Fowler will eventually be caught. The government can’t handle competition.


Stunned

So the fox CAN guard the henhouse provided he’s never sexually violated the hens in the past? And while we’re at it (a la Bill Clinton) what exactly is sex?


MaryMalone

Bill Clinton’s description of what went on between him and the floozy didn’t meet the criteria for sex as put forth by both lawyers and the judge presiding over the case.


Rambunctious

Well it meets my criteria for sex…Oral sex!


CentralcoastRN

If you are not ok with your husband/partner doing it with another woman, it probably all fits in to the “shady sex” category.


As I recall, the “floozy” had saved a dress with some fluids on it. Wonder how those fluids got there? Osmosis?


indigo1955

When they do find her, her mug shot will look like a Faces of Meth example that has been turning $10 tricks around the clock. Her skin will be picked-out with sores all over her and her psychosis might be permanent. That is the danger with meth….you are on your game–working 3 jobs, just bought a new home and car, have a figure like a model….and then WHAM! the shit just hits the fan……really fast.


It was Hitler’s chemist who invented that stuff. The soldiers never needed to camp out overnight and sleep….and when they reached a certain level of psychosis–they had no qualms at all about killing…even killing children. They would give it to the men who operated the gas chambers at the concentration camps. That is where the children’s song came from (because of the constant burning going on around the clock)….with the lyrics “ashes, ashes, we all fall down….”.


fhill123

Song came from England during the Plague and referred to Achoos (sneezes). Sorry to rain on you parade, Indigo.


indigo1955

It may be that my resources were inaccurate. There is so much out there now, but I have to hand this one to my professor in my substance abuse class in graduate school. Scary to think they would pass us information so inaccurate. Who knows what else they taught us that was wrong?


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mkaney

It was also not Hitler’s chemist that invented meth. It was invented in 1887 by a Romanian scientist working for a German company. But the Japanese actually were the ones that began producing it. When they find her, if she looks like the faces of meth, it won’t be because of the meth, it will be a combination of factors merely aggravated by the meth. If that publicity campaign was true, then half the kids coming out of college today would look like that on account of all the Ritalin and Aderall they’ve taken.


Pretty much every one of these stories you have heard about everything from meth to PCP to LSD is a complete and total lie or based on a misunderstanding of the details.


smile4thecamera

Since good jobs such as this are quite competitive in this county – I find it hard to believe that CUESTA didn’t have a huge group of applicants to chose from for this position. I don’t think it’s Liberalism 101 at all – I think it’s purely bad judgment on the part of the hiring panel.


unlisted

Why am I not surprised, again!


panflash

Uh, oh- better call Dexter.