Police Searching for Woman Suspected of Identity Theft of Parkland Homeowner

Police are looking for this woman suspected of identity theft in Coral Springs and Boca Raton.

Police are looking for this woman suspected of identity theft in Coral Springs and Boca Raton.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Police need your help identifying a woman seen on surveillance who is responsible for the identity theft of over $20,000 to a Parkland homeowner.

fraud-sept-3The unknown Hispanic female used personal information such as a social security number and driver’s license number to open credit cards at Macy’s, Best Buy and Sam’s Club in Coral Springs for a total of $8,462.00.  Police discovered other fraudulent accounts opened in Boca Raton at a GameStop store and a Saks Fifth Avenue for $7,630.00. Police say that the total of fraud activity associated with the same woman is over $20,000.00.

“I just had a baby five months ago at West Boca Medical Center and I believe my information was stolen from there,” said the victim who had not given out this type of secure information before that. She said that there were two credit checks performed on her account by the hospital: once before she gave birth and after, which she thought was suspicious which makes her believe the person obtained all her personal information from there.

The fraudulent activity happened from July 21 until July 27 and that is when the couple locked their account and called police.  It was only recently they have been able to obtain the surveillance. 

If you have any information that would lead to the identity of the unknown female please contact Detective Robert Ames of the Coral Springs Police Department Economic Crimes Unit at 954-346-1281 or e-mail address: rames@coralsprings.org

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About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • jhkilroy

    Maybe if the law would make harsher penalties people would stop doing this…. lets say 10 years minimum for the FIRST offense and 25 thereafter …. no good behavior paroles … mandatory sentence . I think this problem would ‘ cool down ‘ pretty quick… or when the muslims take over the world this will be a public stoning offense….

    • Abunchofbullshit

      Great thoughts!! One can always lock their credit with the three credit agencies and fraud like this would be stopped as need the password to get in and ‘unfreeze’ your credit.

      • jhkilroy

        identity theft goes beyond credit agencies… driver licenses need better protection.

        • Abunchofbullshit

          I agree, but understand that if someone wants to get a credit card in your name, a loan, etc, they need to apply (assuming they didn’t steal yours) and when they do everyone (mortgages, car loans, credit cards) goes to one of the three agencies to ‘ck you out’. If they try to apply they will get notice from the agency the the account is locked and need to unlock to get credit info. Don’t think anyone left out there today that will give one any kind of credit without being able to check them out first. Experian is one of them and my old mind forgets the other two right now.