Up to $1000 Reward Offered
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate and unknown female suspect who is responsible for credit card fraud and identity theft.
On December 21, 2018, an unknown female suspect opened two separate fraudulent credit card accounts at two different Walmart stores (Murphy Canyon and Grossmont Center). The suspect made a $1,500 purchase at each Walmart. The suspect attempted to open a fraudulent credit account at a Marshalls and Target store in the Kearny Mesa area, but was unsuccessful. The suspect went to a Chase Bank and was able to withdrawal nearly $4,000 in cash from the victim’s bank account. The victim had a credit monitoring service, which notified her immediately of the fraudulent activity.
Investigators believe the suspect is using a fake ID card that depicts the victim’s basic information. Investigators also believe the suspect is wearing a wig. The victim does not know how the suspect was able to obtain her personal information.
The suspect is described as a White female, mid 20’s to late 30’s, medium build, wearing a dark colored wig, and while at the bank, wore glasses with dark colored frames.
Anyone with information on this suspect should call the San Diego Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit at (619) 446-1050 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.
Media inquiries about this case or Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .