Woman uses stolen identity to open credit cards in San Diego

Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 20:10:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A reward was offered Tuesday to find a woman suspected of opening several credit card accounts at stores in Lemon Grove and College Grove with a stolen identity.

The crime spree started July 12, according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers. The woman successfully opened accounts at several stores but failed on other attempts.

More than $10,000 was charged before the accounts were closed.

The victim contacted the San Diego Police Department upon learning the accounts were being opened. He or she did not know how the suspect gained access to private information.

Investigators say the woman is African-American, blonde, and between 25 and 35 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. A tip leading to an arrest could be worth $1,000.