Phoenix police seek female suspect in identity theft, forgery case

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 7:05 AM

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in an identity theft and forgery case.

Phoenix police spokesman Officer James Holmes said a vehicle was burglarized while it was parked at Mountainside Fitness in north Peoria on May 31. The victim's purse containing her identification and personal banking information was stolen.

At around 5:30 p.m. on June 3 and again between 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. the next day, the female suspect cashed seven checks, each in the amount of $1,000, at seven different Arizona Federal Credit Union drive-thru teller locations around the Phoenix area.

Holmes said the suspect used the victim's identity and credit union account number, on a Bank of America forged check, in each of the fraudulent transactions.

The suspect is described as a white female in her 30s with blond hair and a small build. She was driving a vehicle similar to a white 2013 Chrysler 300.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Callers may remain anonymous.

Police warn against leaving personal items, such as purses, briefcases, cellphones and computers, in vehicles. These items are often the target of would-be thieves.
 

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