Man wanted in multiple cases of identity theft
HOUSTON – Police in Memorial Villages are investigating nearly two dozen cases of identity theft, each believed to have been committed by the same man, police confirmed Thursday.
"He's using all your personal information," said Detective Keith Kelso, Memorial Villages Police Department.
Police said the man stole personal information to open credit card accounts at Home Depot locations throughout Houston, Pearland, Stafford and Webster.
Surveillance images obtained by KPRC2 shows the man in question. He can be seen lugging a cart of items he purchased with credit accounts he opened, using stolen identities.
"He's using all the basic descriptors. He's using their Social Security number. He's using their date of birth. He sometimes has their drivers license number," Det. Kelso said.
So far, police said the man has purchased $45,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot. Police suspect he may have targeted other communities outside of the Villages.
"Could be more on the way. We're not sure yet. We're waiting on calls to come in," Kelso said.
Police urged residents to pay close attention to their credit reports to ward off potential identity thieves. They add it's best not to let mail pile up outside of your home.
"Take your mail out of your mailboxes every day. Maybe check them at a routine time," Kelso said.
Police urge anyone who recognizes his face to give the Memorial Villages Police Department a call at 713-365-3700.
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