EBRSO investigating identity theft

EBRSO investigating identity theft

POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:19pm

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a woman seen using another person’s identity to make unauthorized purchases at Kohl’s located on North Mall Drive on July 17, 2012 at approximately 5:50 p.m. Detectives have exhausted all other avenues of investigation and are seeking the public’s help.

According to reports, after obtaining a Kohl’s department store account in the victim’s name, the suspect purchased several Best Buy gift cards that were charged to the fraudulent Kohl’s account. The suspect then left the store and went to the Best Buy store located on Bluebonnet Blvd where she redeemed the Best Buy gift cards by buying Visa reloadable debit cards for more than $618.

The suspect is described as a white female wearing a white shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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