Donyhull White, 33, has been charged with fraudulent use of identifying information. According to court documents, White set up a rental agreement on July 27, presenting himself as a woman and allegedly using a stolen identity. The victim, who lives in Grand Prairie, had reported her purse stolen in Houston in 2010.
White's landlord told police she had given him a check for reimbursement for repairs he had made to her rental property. She said a few weeks later she discovered someone had reproduced checks with her banking information and cashed them at a Sam's Club in Austin.
A police investigation reportedly found that White had visited several Sam's Club locations in the Houston area, as well as Sugar Land, San Angelo and Austin. They allege that White dressed as a woman and opened membership cards in victims' names, then presented fictitious checks for purchases, cash and gift cards totaling $70,000.
White has a previous forgery conviction from 2008.
Bail in this case has been set at $30,000.