The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Hillsboro Police Department, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in multiple cases of identity theft, fraud, and theft.
During the Summer of 2018, an unidentified suspect used stolen identities of victims in Arizona and Virginia to open P.O. boxes in Washington and Oregon. He then cashed stolen checks in Vancouver, Washington, and completed multiple unauthorized credit card purchases at Home Depot stores in Salem, Bend, Vancouver, Longview, and the Portland metro area. Total losses are over $100,000.
Four of the purchases at Home Depot stores in June and August of 2018 using a stolen identity, totaling $67,245.24, involved purchases of 12-2 NM WG-250' ROMEX-JLQ234 wire. The suspect represented himself as an employee of a construction company working on a project in Vancouver.
In a separate incident in September 2018 in Hillsboro, Oregon, the suspect misrepresented himself at a post office to pick up and steal three packages containing over $70,000.00 in gold coins.
The suspect is described a white male adult, medium build, approximately 5'7" tall, with light-brown hair with receding hairline, well-dressed and well-spoken. A photo has been released to aid in this investigation.
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