Police in West College Place try to trace down the person accused of utilizing different individuals’s private data to open fraudulent bank card accounts at Home Depot.
The suspect is John Carl Sutterley, in response to police.
Detective Matthew Sutton stated Sutterley used the names, birthdays and social safety numbers of different individuals to open 27 accounts at Home Depot. The accounts date again to July and whole roughly $35,000 in costs.
“This guy apparently has a history of doing this type of crime,” Sutton stated.
Based on investigators, Sutterley did time behind bars for the same crime and was launched in February of this yr.
Within the present case, a lot of the victims discovered one thing was flawed by their mail.
“I used to be visiting my mom and my husband known as and stated, ‘Hey, you’ve acquired a Home Depot bank card,’ and I stated I didn’t apply for that,” stated one of many victims, who didn’t need her title revealed.
Police stated the fraudulent accounts have now been closed and the sufferer stated Home Depot advised her she wouldn’t be liable for the fees.
“It’s just stressful. This has been a stressful year anyway and I had to go online, freeze all my credit, and then you’ve got to just keep checking,” the sufferer stated.
Investigators are nonetheless attempting to determine how the victims’ private data was obtained and what occurred with the gadgets that had been bought.
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