Saturday, May 20, 2006

Costco ID Theft Suspect Dares Capture by Posing for Camera

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Brazen identity thief leaves a trail of fraudulent
credit accounts across South Florida is wanted by
by police investigators for a $1,000 reward.


This identity thief is evidently not shy at all.
Using an stolent identity from a California man,
he opened a Costo American Express
account which
required his face to be
photographed.











Not exactly what you would suspect
a criminal to do.

But, this bold identity thief then proceeded
to immediately go shopping at Costco,
purchasing
almost $8,000 ($7,797)
in merchandise
using the stolen
identity of the California man.

Perhaps, emboldened by his fraudulent credit
purchases with Costco, this same identity
thief is also suspected of opening up
accounts with these other retailers
located in South Florida:

  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Sam’s Club
  • The Banana Republic

He even was successful in opening a
Citibank
card.

With identity thieves like this one on the
loose, there's evidently no deterrent to
him wrecking the lives of countless innocent
victims unless he's stopped by law enforcement.

So, our tip for today is a public advisory.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime
Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS. Anonymous
information leading to an arrest could be
worth a reward of up to $1,000.

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