Police Need Help to Identify Fraud Suspects (Photo)
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Petty Crimes Unit are investigating a case of identity fraud and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
According to police, in August 2013, a 35-year-old resident of Silver Spring received a credit card bill for approximately $20,000 related to an account that had been opened in his name. An unknown person had opened the account and had used the credit card at various locations.
In July, a male suspect (shown in the photograph below) used the card at a beauty supply store in Beltsville. Police indicate, when asked for identification by store personnel, the suspect provided a fictitious District of Columbia driver’s license that contained the suspect’s photograph and the victim’s name. Police say, in August, the same male suspect and a female suspect (pictured below) made purchases at Target stores in Laurel and Largo.
Investigators are releasing photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about this fraud case is asked to call the 4th District Petty Crimes Unit at 240-773-5476. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for these crimes.