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San Diego Police: Woman uses fake ID to open Walmart credit cards

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 16:33:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County Crime Stoppers and police investigators announced Tuesday a reward to find a woman suspected of identity theft and using fraudulent credit cards at Walmart.

The woman opened two separate credit card accounts at the Murphy Canyon and Grossmont Center stores Dec. 18, according to the San Diego Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit.

The woman bought $1,500 worth of items at each store.

Police said the woman also tried to open fraudulent credit accounts at a Marshalls and Target store in Kearny Mesa, but was unsuccessful.

The woman later went to a Chase Bank and took nearly $4,000 in cash from the bank account of a victim whose identity she stole, police said. The victim’s credit monitoring service notified her of the fraudulent activity.

Investigators believe the suspect is using a fake identification card using the victim’s basic information. The victim doesn’t know how the woman obtained her personal data, police said.

The suspect, who is white and in her mid 20s to late 30s, was wearing a dark-colored wig while at the bank. She also wore glasses with dark-colored frames.

Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.