Stolen identity used to buy ATVs

Authorities have released these photos of the suspects they used on the fraudulent driver's licenses

March 24, 2010 10:24:54 AM PDT
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department and the Humble Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man and a woman using other people's identities to make large purchases. On November 17, an unknown white male went to the Team Mancuso Powersports located at 9650 North Freeway in Houston to apply for credit and purchase two ATV's. The male presented a Texas driver's license and the dealership made a copy of the license. On November 24, the victim in this case received a letter from the dealership thanking him for his business. The victim went to the dealership and met with the managers since he had not made the purchase. The driver's license that was used to purchase the ATV's had all of the victim's information on it but the suspect's picture. HPD was called and a report was made. The ATV's, valued at $17,827.20, are considered stolen vehicles.

On November 25, the same white male went to K's Motorsports located at 17802 North Highway 59 in Humble and attempted to purchase another ATV valued at $9,699. He presented a driver's license with another victim's information but his picture to that dealership. He was accompanied by a black female who also presented a driver's license. Her license had this victim's wife's information but the suspect's picture. When they were asked for a second form of ID both suspects left the location without making a purchase. The victims in this case reported the Identity Theft to the Humble Police Department after being contacted about a purchase made at a Sears Store. The victims checked their credit report and discovered several lines of credit had been opened in their names without their consent.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, charging or arrest of either suspect in these cases. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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