La Mesa Police Department
La Mesa police are searching for these two suspects, accused of identity theft across the county. In one case, they racked up $35,000 in credit card debt under a victim's name.
Police are searching for two suspects accused of stealing a woman’s identity and racking up $35,000 in credit card debt under the victim’s name.
The La Mesa Police Department is trying to identify and locate the two suspects – a man and woman allegedly involved in identity thefts throughout San Diego County.
Investigators say that between Sept. 10 and Sept. 13, the suspects stole a woman’s identity and used her name and personal information to open up 10 credit card accounts across different retail stores.
The suspects then used the credit cards to fund pricey shopping sprees at Sears, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Marshal’s Mor Furniture, Macy’s, JCPenney, Target, Daniel’s Jewelers and K-Mart, ultimately amassing about $35,000 in credit card debt under the victim’s name.
Police describe the male suspect as African American, 5-foot-9 and 215-pounds. He wears his hair in a ponytail. The female suspect is described as African American, 5-foot-5 and 230-pounds. She has straight, shoulder-length hair and a tattoo on the left side of her chest.
Investigators say the man and woman are believed to be driving a green 1999 Mercedes ML320 SUV with the California license plate 5VPH808.
The ID theft case is under investigation. Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of these suspects should contact the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-TIPS.