TOPANGA CANYON—From June 2015 to August 2015, a male suspect created fake IDs and bank cards, while assuming the identity of multiple victims, to fraudulently withdraw funds from various bank accounts.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department blog, the identity theft suspect, who committed the crimes throughout the Topanga and Van Nuys area, and bank branches outside the city, withdrew over $100,000.
The suspect is described by the LAPD as a white male with grey/white hair, standing 5 foot and 9 inches tall to 5 foot and 11 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. The LAPD states that the suspect has been seen in a gold BMW SUV.
Detectives from Valley Financial Section are asking if the public has recognized the identity theft suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or the incidents is asked to call Detective Ward, Valley Financial Section, at (818) 374-9624, or (818) 374-9420. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247).
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.