Multi-state identity theft investigation underway in Oakland County



Identity theft reach

Farmington Hills police are searching for a pair of suspected identity thieves that have stolen from at least 23 victims whove lost more than $11,500.

Cities hit by suspects:

Michigan: Saginaw, Port Huron, Flint, Auburn Hills, Jackson, and Battle Creek

Ohio: Westlake, North Olmsted, and Strongsville

Indiana: Noblesville

Stores hit by suspects:

Best Buy

Home Depot

Macys

Sears

Dicks Sporting Goods

Kohls

TJ Maxx

Victorias Secret

Investigators are searching for two suspects in nearly two dozen identity thefts that span three states including Michigan, report Farmington detectives.

According to a release from the Farmington Public Safety Department, the subjects a man and a woman are suspected in at least 23 identity thefts in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana that has cost victims more than $11,500.

The pair hit several stores and cities in mid-December, charging large purchases to victims personal accounts, and using a fake Michigan drivers license, investigators report. They also applied for credit cards at nearly 10 department stores in the three states using a Farmington womans debit card information, said Cmdr. Frank Demers.

Farmington authorities have released a surveillance photo of the pair, and are looking for the publics help in identifying them.

Really, all we need is to put names to those faces and our investgation will jumpstart pretty quickly, he said. Tipsters can call in and remain anonymous.

A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest of the suspects. They are wanted for questioning by Farmington and Oakland County Sheriffs Office detectives, officials say.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or Farmington police at 248-474-4700, or the Oakland County Sheriffs Office at 248-437-0616.

Article source: http://www.dailytribune.com/general-news/20140129/multi-state-identity-theft-investigation-underway-in-oakland-county

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