identify theft

January 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Release Photo of Man Suspected of Vehicle Theft in Silver Spring

Police have released a surveillance photograph of a man suspected of stealing a 2009 Ford Escape on Dec. 6 in downtown Silver Spring. According to police, the owner of the silver Ford Escape left his vehicle unlocked, with the engine running, and ran a quick errand at a bank. More specifically, police say the vehicle […]

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January 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Release Photo of Man Burglarizing Etchison Country Store in Damascus

Police have released photos of the man wanted in connection with a committed commercial burglary at Etchison Country Store in Damascus. According to police, the incident occurred on Dec. 28 around 3:30 a.m. Germantown police officers had responded to a commercial burglary alarm, but by the time they arrived at the Etchison Country store, the […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Video Shows Two Men Burglarizing an L.L. Bean in North Bethesda

Montgomery County Police are offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who can identify two men burglarizing an L.L. Bean in North Bethesda. On Nov. 7 at 1:11 a.m., Rockville Police responded to reports “of a commercial burglary” at the L.L.Bean. Police say that an employee learned about the burglary when an […]

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September 23, 2016 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Identity Theft and Your Taxes

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. It presents challenges to individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS. Learning that you are a victim of identity theft can be a stressful event and you may not be aware that […]

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April 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

Sheriff Popkin’s Warning on Latest Phone Scam

Scammers are now using the guise of a sheriff’s deputy to extort people into immediately sending money to avoid arrest. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Darren M. Popkin, a phone scam currently going around the country has reached Montgomery County. A caller, falsely claiming to be from the sheriff’s office, says that a warrant has […]

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September 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Police Update on Identity Theft (Video)

Montgomery County Police Sergeant Sean P. Renauer provides advice on avoiding identity theft. If you believe you have been the victim of identity theft, you should immediately file a police report. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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