Jeffco man allegedly stole over $2,000 using 72-year-old’s identify

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Police say this suspect stole the identity of a 72-year-old man and used it to purchase more than $2,000 in merchandise from several Jefferson County stores in April 2013. (Photo: Jeffco Sheriff's Office)

Police say this suspect stole the identity of a 72-year-old man and used it to purchase more than $2,000 in merchandise from several Jefferson County stores in April 2013. (Photo: Jeffco Sheriff’s Office)

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  • Police say this suspect stole the identity of a 72-year-old man and used it to purchase more than $2,000 in merchandise from several Jefferson County stores in April 2013. (Photo: Jeffco Sheriff's Office)
  • Police say this suspect stole the identity of a 72-year-old man and used it to purchase more than $2,000 in merchandise from several Jefferson County stores in April 2013. (Photo: Jeffco Sheriff's Office)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A man was caught on surveillance cameras walking out of a store with some of the $2,000 worth of merchandise he’s accused of purchasing using the stolen identity of a 72-year-old in Jefferson County.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect opened lines of credit in the victim’s name at Target and Kohl’s stores in the Metro area between April 5 and April 9. Police were first led to the suspect by the 72-year-old’s caretaker, who noticed someone stealing the victim’s mail.

Police say the suspect used a counterfeit identification card showing the suspect’s photograph alongside the victim’s name and address. After more than $2,000 worth of merchandise was charged on the fraudulent cards, the victim was alerted to the activity by store representatives.

Shortly after those calls, the victim received the actual credit cards in the mail and reported the purchases to police.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance camera photos of the suspect and are asking anyone with information about his or his alleged crimes to contact their tip line at 303-271-5612.

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