Crime

Authorities seeking identity theft suspect in Encinitas

Authorities seeking identity theft suspect in Encinitas

San 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 Feb. 26, 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 the same suspect has stolen the personal identities of several individuals throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties. The suspect uses fraudulently...

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