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Man wanted for shopping spree at Best Buy, Verizon with fraudulent ID

Posted at 3:41 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 18:41:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police requested the public’s help Thursday to identify a man suspected of buying an Apple MacBook and iPhones through identity theft and credit card fraud.

The man used a fake ID card with the victim’s real information to access the victim’s account at the Verizon store on Sports Arena Blvd. June 9, police said. Two new Apple iPhone X’s worth $2,500 were added to the victim’s account.

Police said the man also went to the Best Buy on Mission Center Road and bought a MacBook worth $3,000 through the victim’s store credit card.

The victim has no knowledge of how his information was accessed, police said.

Investigators said the suspect is a white man in his mid 20s to mid 30s, heavy set, with short dark hair. He had a beard and was wearing sunglasses when he shopped.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.