Identity theft suspects sought

Published 10:00 pm Friday, January 10, 2020

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying people responsible for stealing the identity and personal information from several residents and then using that information to open credit card accounts without permission.

In late December, several Isle of Wight County residents began receiving statements in the mail from various credit card companies. These residents became alarmed when they realized they did not open these accounts, and the outstanding balances were in the thousands of dollars.

Numerous residents contacted the Sheriff’s Office, and an investigation was begun. All of the victims reside in the same geographic area of the county. Investigators were able to determine that various fraudulently obtained credit cards were used throughout Hampton Roads at more than a dozen locations. Sheriff’s Office personnel were also able to obtain video surveillance footage from a number of locations, and upon reviewing this footage determined that the same individual is using different cards at these locations. It was also determined that the individual in question was operating a black 2014 Infiniti QX60 SUV. The individual of interest was wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap on at least one trip to a Burger King restaurant.

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Anyone with information as to the identity of those involved is asked to contact the crime line at 1-888-LOCK U UP or submit an online tip at the P3 mobile tip app or at All tips remain confidential, and callers are never asked to reveal their name or identity. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this crime could earn the tipster an award up to $1,000.