San Diego Police Department

Identity Theft Suspect Wanted in San Diego

The suspect was able to purchase phones and computers under the victims name, officials said

Police are looking for a man wanted for credit card fraud and identity theft, crimes that allegedly left a victim with $6,000 in fraudulent charges.

The suspect is accused of using a fake ID in a Verizon store on Sports Arena Boulevard to access the victims account. He was then able to buy two new Apple iPhones X’s, valued at a combined $2,500, to the victim's account.

According to investigators, the suspect then went to a Best Buy located on Mission Center Road using the same fake ID. There, he was once again able to access the victim’s account, and purchased an Apple MacBook computer valued at $3,000.

There was an additional charge to the victim’s bank account of $500, too.

San Diego police said the victim is unaware of how their personal and financial information was taken, as the victim is in possession of their ID and credit cards.

Police described the suspect as a heavy-set man in his mid-20s to mid-30s, with short, dark-colored hair, a beard, and eyeglasses. Investigators released photos of the ID theft suspect Thursday in hopes of tracking down leads that'll help identify him.

Anyone with information can contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 446-1050 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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