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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fishing village

Get this woman!! off the streets. I go to the PR Walmart all the time, and sure don’t want to run into her.


shelworth

Remember, Government only hires the best and brightest!


kayaknut

And we have to pay them much more than reasonable to keep them………. plus support them for the rest of their life, no matter what.


shelworth

That’s right, does she still get her pension?


kayaknut

We may never know, we will be told it is a “Personnel” issue even though we the taxpayers are on the hook for the billions in underfunded pension liabilities. Would seem if we the taxpayers have to pay then we should get to know to whom our money is going.


BeenThereDoneThat

The more I read about this woman, the more I SWEAR I am hearing banjo’s playing.


moderator

yep pretty tricky fingerin ever hear banjo four hands?


BeenThereDoneThat

No what is that?


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CentralcoastRN

You are correct!


The song is actually about the symptoms of the Black Plague.

Ring around the rosie has to do with a rose round rash that appears.

Ashes, ashes is roughly translated to Aschoo, the sneezing sound.

All fall down, well…..


That took me back.


As to the meth comments, I must say that while many on meth stop self care and grooming, their pores become clogged and they get those sores through infected sweat glands, there are some people who ARE functional users. There is a segment of the population who use the stuff to stay up and for energy, some for weight loss, and for feelings of well being. I saw a documentary where a middle school soccer mom was selling the stuff. Her husband had left her, and she couldn’t pay the bills. She found she had QUITE the market, and with other moms and “normal looking” people. It took her awhile to get caught.


For those of you who think that is outrageous, there was a time where a “pill” form of it was available over the counter to a milder form. Dexatrim. I have seen dexatrim on the market shelves today, but it does not include that “meth like” main ingredient; ephedrine. Women would take that stuff, and feel energetic, clean their houses, feel happy.


As for this Lacey, why on earth WOULD she turn herself in? She is probably facing a TON of jail time. If there was something in it for her to turn herself in, she probably would. I am not saying I am in agreement, but the smart thing to do would be for Lacey to get herself a good attorney, and have that attorney contact the DA for a surrender plan.


moderator

mother needs something …

t was a strategic amount of heroin and quite a lot of crank to have in one physical place , retired law enforcement you say? property family? retirement pro quid pro evidence locker? cops net blow through traffic stop in cruston Ca cocaine insane amount, trifecta! meth coca heroin there is smoke all around this affair cuesta college creston and beyond, fishing for outlaw biker xtian brotherhood blueline the darkside crimepolitalcorrution type scenario for this screen play Kato.


tstjbh

Yes…we all would like to hear that plan….the DA really has their work cut out for them….As rickey ricardo use to say…Lucy you gotta a lot of explaining to do!!!!


LameCommenter

Run, Lacey ! Run !


(reference to Bambi Bembeneck when on the lam in Florida.)

I mean, at least somebody needs to cheer for this extreme case.


Slowerfaster

That was Wisconsin, not Florida.


jana

Is this woman related to Mike “Hot Tub” Wasley?

If so it would explain a lot about her behavior..


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MeMyselfandI

She is protected. Her maiden name is Wasley. Do your research


SLOBIRD

She had to have inside help in getting hired at Cuesta. She either knew someone in human resources who hide the rap sheet on her, or she knew someone that authorized the hiring regardless of the rap sheet. No government agency in their right mind would hire someone with her record for a human resource position. Gil Stork, do you care, have you investigated, or are you just throwing may taxpayer money after another Gil Stork mistake. All Cuesta employees are now eligible for life-lock for one year at taxpayer expense. Seriously, when will this inapt school just go away! At least you focus on fixing the 63,000 gallon leak!!! Priorities…


tstjbh

Jeezz these got leaks all over the place!!


laftch

Sounds like my ex.