an Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with identity theft.
On February 26, 2018, a resident of Encinitas called the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station to report that someone had stolen her identity and tried to withdraw money from her bank account. The suspect also applied for, and received credit cards, in the victim’s name and made numerous charges on those fraudulent accounts.
Detectives later determined that the same suspect has stolen the personal identities of several individuals throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties. The suspect uses fraudulently manufactured identification cards and assumes the victims’ identities to make transactions at retail stores and financial institutions.
Two photographs of the suspect are attached on page two of this release. They are from two separate incidents that occurred in the City of Encinitas and the City of Poway. The person depicted is a White or Hispanic female, approximately 22 to 30 years of age, she had long red hair and may have green eyes. The suspect usually wears the same medical scrubs when using the victims’ information.
If you recognize the suspect call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 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. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org.
- Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Adrian Moses at (760) 966-3504 or Adrian.Moses@sdsheriff.org.
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Adriana.Uribe@sdsheriff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email@example.com.