Police ask for help finding suspects in identity theft cases that spread across three states
11:36 AM, Jan 28, 2014
12:24 PM, Jan 28, 2014
FARMINGTON, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police are asking for the public's help to identify two people they believe are responsible for identity thefts in three states.
The Farmington Public Safety Department and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office say the man and woman are wanted for questioning in at least 23 identity thefts throughout lower Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
Officers say the suspects used the victims' personal information and possibly a fake Michigan Driver's License to apply for credit card accounts at Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy's, Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, TJ Maxx and Victoria Secret.
All told, they are accused of racking up more than $11,500 on the fraudulent accounts.
Police say the purchases were made in a number of cities. In Michigan, those cities include Saginaw, Port Huron, Flint, Auburn Hills, Jackson and Battle Creek. In Ohio, they include Westlake, North Olmsted and Strongsville. And, in Indiana, they were made in Noblesville.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Public Safety Department at (248) 474-4700 or the Oakland County Sheriff's Department at (248) 437-0616.
Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can also call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the crimes.